A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuseand the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy.Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, Sustainable Preservation explores the power of adaptive reuse to reduce those numbers and move us toward sustainability. It shows how an icon such as H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston can go greenand why a 1970s strip-mall supermarket not only deserves similar attention but can also emerge as a building that delights users.Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to makefrom ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation:Presents fifty case studies of projectsschools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildingsthat set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainabilityCovers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity.Reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air qualityExplains calculators and programs that supplement the LEED

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