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1 Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Chicago, Illinois August 7, 2008 Sustainable Communities: Historic Preservations Role

2 Chart Courtesy of Timeforchange.org U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions US = 22% of greenhouse gases -- 5% of world population

3 If everyone on the planet lived as we do in the United States, we would need …. SIX planets to support resource consumption

4 Why Buildings Matter… = 43% of Carbon Emissions = 71% of Electricity = 40% of Raw Materials

5 The Disposability of Buildings… 300 Billion square feet of space today 82 Billion demolished/ replaced by 2030 Retained73% Demolished 27% Source: Brookings Institution Demolition Projections: 2005-2030

6 10 Years Photos: J. Lindberg 2600 Football Fields

7 Context Matters VS.

8 LEED & Green Sprawl

9 We cant build our way out of this crisis – we must conserve our way out. -Richard Moe, NTHP President

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11 Sustainable Stewardship Principles Reuse Reinvest Retrofit Respect Image Courtesy USGBC

12 Why Reuse? Demolishing this… Fox Theater, Hutchinson, KS Photo courtesy John Charlton, KGS www.kgs.ku.edu http://www.nosoup.net Negates the benefits of recycling 30,000,000 aluminum cans

13 Above: Chestnut Hill, PA; Below: Philadelphia Photos Courtesy of Congress for New Urbanis Manitou Springs, CO Photo: B. Campagna Reinvestment in Older and Historic Communities… is Sustainable Development

14 Retrofit Green… Many historic buildings are energy efficient Average energy consumption Btu/sq. ft Commercial Buildings (non malls) Before 1920 80,127 1920 – 1945 90,234 1946 – 1959 80,198 1960 – 1969 90,976 1970 – 1979 94,968 1980 – 1989100,077 1990 – 1999 88,834 2000 – 2003 79,703 Source: Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, 2003

15 Ecotrust Building, Portland, OR – LEED-Certified Courtesy troutmountain.com Vance Building, Seattle, WA – LEED certification anticipated Courtesy Greenbuildings.com The Armory, Portland OR, LEED Platinum Courtesy AIA Retrofit Green

16 Respect Historic Integrity Lincoln Cottage VEC Lincoln Cottage Visitors Education Center Photo: David Overholt

17 Denver Dry Goods Company Building Denver Dry Goods Building, 1924 www.denverinfill.com

18 Historic Rehabilitation Before After

19 Affordable Housing

20 Community Context

21 Transit Oriented

22 Green Rehabilitation Salvoweb.com

23 Policy Needs U.S. Capitol

24 Federal Policy Expand Historic Tax Credits (homeowner) Green Bonus TC Transportation Green Jobs Carbon Credits Photo by Stacy Mitchell © Slate.com

25 State and Local Policy Building/energy codes Long range planning/climate action plans

26 State and Local Policy Demonstration Projects

27 Opportunities… Coalition for the Built Environment Partnerships at the State/Local level

28 For more information… www.preservationnation.org/green http://blogs.nationaltrust.org/preservationnation/ Patrice_Frey@nthp.org


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