Rehab Green: Historic Preservation, Weatherization and Sustainable Rehabilitation.
On April 17, 2010, the Town of Friday Harbor sponsored a one-day seminar called Rehab Green. The goal was to bring a diverse group of property owners, general contractors, preservationists and other building, utility and preservation professionals to discuss sustainable building practices and energy conservation, and preservation of historic structures.
The new twist to this event was that it focused on applications appropriate for the vernacular architecture-and small scale-characteristic of rural towns and cities.
The “Best of ” Rehab Green Virtual Handouts
In the interest of conserving resources, Rehab Green resource documents have been posted here, rather than using paper handouts at the event.
GREEN REHAB TOP TIPS
Top 10 Tips to Cut Winter Energy Costs: Easy and inexpensive solutions for business or home. Energy Savers. U.S. Department of Energy
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit: A step-by-step guide for identifying and inproving your home’s energy efficiency. Developed by the Seatlle Department of Planning & Develoment’s City Green Building.
Conversation with an Energy Auditor: Tom Schlotter, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Introduction to Blower Doors, by David Keefe, Welcome to Home Energy Magazine Online
Infrared Thermography, U.S. Department of Energy
Saving Energy in Historic Buildings: Balancing Efficiency and Value, By John H. Cluver and Brad Randall, The Journal of Preservation Technology, ABT Bulletin, 41:1, 2010
WINDOWS, DOORS, ATTICS, BASEMENTS, WALLS
Keep Warm and Keep Those Windows!! Anacortes Museum, City of Anacortes Museum/City of Anacortes, WA.
What Replacement Windows Can’t Replace: The Real Cost of Removing Historic Windows, By Walter H. Culver and Brad Randall, The Journal of Preservation Technology, APT Bulletin 2006
Thermal Performance of Traditional Windows and Lo-Cost Energy-Saving Retrofits, By Paul Baker, Roger Curtis, Craig Kennedy, and Chris Wood, The Journal of Preservation Technology, APT Bulletin, 41:1, 2010
Repair and Upgrade Windows and Doors, Weatherization and Energy Efficiency, National Park Service
Historic Wood Windows, Tip Sheet, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Attic Insulation, Energy Savers, U.S. Department of Energy
Moisture Control in Basements, Energy Savers. U.S. Department of Energy
Sealing Air Leaks, U.S. Department of Energy. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/air_leaks.html.
Embracing Energy Efficiency, by Noelle Lord, Old House Journal Sept/Oct 2007.
Restoring Window Sashes, by David Gibney, Fine Homebuilding Magazine, Feb/March 2004.
Lead Paint Certification Poster, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Five Things Most Contractors Don’t Know About the Lead Paint Laws, Remodeling Magazine, February 2010
When is Compliance with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule Required? National Center for Healthy Housing
Incorporating Solar Panels in a Rehabilitation Project, National Park Service
GREEN REHAB DOLLARS AND CENTS
Sustainability by the Numbers: The Costs of Construction and Demolition, National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Cost of Going Green, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Preservation magazine, March/April 2010
INCENTIVE AND REBATE PROGRAMS
Incentives for Home Weatherization, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Historic Buildings, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program for Income-Producing Properties, National Park Services, Secretary of the Interior
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, National Park Service
Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Contact Sandy Strehlou, 360.378.2810 during office hours, 10am -5pm, Monday through Friday, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.