If we truly want to claim, as Carl Elefante did in 2007, that “the greenest building is one that is already built” then we must do our part to embrace the values that bind us to the environmental movement--a concern for making places better for people and the world we live in. -- Mark Huppert, Senior Director, Preservation Green Lab
Saving places is not always the act of a single individual. It involves partnerships and cooperation of advocates in every corner of a community. The same can be said for our commitment to sustainable historic preservation. As preservationists we’ve been using Elefante’s words as a rallying cry for decades, but talking to ourselves about “the greenest building” only get us so far.
Last month the Preservation Green Lab (PGL) attended and presented at Greenbuild 2013, the annual conference for green and sustainability advocates across the world. While there, PGL senior director Mark Huppert saw three possible points where preservation can improve its intersection with sustainability.
He shared his full thoughts over at the Preservation Leadership Forum blog earlier this week. Here are some highlights from his post:... Read More →
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Priya Chhaya is Associate Manager for Online Content, Preservation Resources at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A public historian at heart, she sees history wherever she goes and believes that it is an important part of the American identity.