The preservation of buildings and culture are fundamental to environmental sustainability, on many levels. In the professions of architecture and development, sustainability is an approach to the design and construction of a building that allows its occupants to live comfortably using less power, less water, and producing less waste. But the concept goes beyond this.
One of the most effective sustainability choices available is the adaptive re-use of historic and other existing structures. By retaining and restoring an existing building, you retain the embedded energy in that building (the energy that has been invested in the process of creating that building), rather than discarding that energy.
Preservation and re-use of historic buildings also sustains elements of culture, history and collective memory.
Please contact us to talk about your potential building rehabilitation or expansion project and to explore tax credits and other incentives that can help your building achieve greater performance and efficiency.