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[7 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 3,041 views]
New Study on Environmental Value of Building Reuse

In late January, Preservation Green Lab released a new study, The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Value of Building Reuse.  This research finds that reusing existing buildings typically offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction—even if that new construction is energy-efficient.
The report looked at six very different building types

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 2,307 views]
Deep Retrofit Resources

If you are not familiar with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)… you should be. With a mission “to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources”, the non-profit develops strategies “to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables.” For up-to-date resources supporting high performance