Sustainable Building Links

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is a United Kingdom-based group that certifies sustainable buildings, comparable to USGBC’s LEED. It differs in some areas than LEED, and is an acceptable alternative certifying agency.

The Over-The-Rhine Green Historic Study
This study was conducted in The Over-The-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. It looked at the feasibility of combining LEED-certified structural improvements and historic rehabilitations on select properties in the neighborhood.

The Preservation Green Lab
NTHP Preservation Green Lab is a great research to explore how sustainable, energy-efficient designs can be used sympathetically in historic structures.

Sustainability and Historic Federal Buildings
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s article, “Sustainability and Historic Federal Buildings”.

Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation
A National Park Service article on combining sustainable design techniques with historic preservation techniques.

Sustainable Historic Preservation
A small database of information on sustainable historic preservation provided by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program is the largest and most-used sustainable certification program in The US. LEED 2012 has taken into account historic structures into the evaluation process.


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