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Historic Preservation - Preservation Topics

New studies have recently come out comparing the different options for retrofitting windows, such as adding blinds or storm windows, with replacing windows. The study from the National Trust for Historic Preservationís Green Lab includes performance results in a variety of climates as well as return on investment information for those options. The study can be found at http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/green-lab/saving-windows-saving-money/#.UnetmlNjG5I

The Outlook on Windows: New Threats, New Strategies (pdf - added 1-22-10)
Window Preservation Standards Collaborative: http://ptnresource.org/WPSC/

Energy Assessment article: “Within These Walls” http://americanhistory.si.edu/house/

NPS Preservation Briefs and Tech Notes
http://www.nps.gov/tps/education/free-pubs.htm

NPS Online Tutorials

  • Walk Through Historic Buildings: Learn to Identify the Visual Character of a Historic Building
    http://www.nps.gov/tps/education/walkthrough/index.htm
    These illustrated lessons are designed to teach students how to identify the visually distinctive materials, features, and spaces of a historic building prior to undertaking rehabilitation work and includes checklists.
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
    http://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation.htm
    Rehabilitation projects must meet the following Standards to qualify as “certified rehabilitations” eligible for the 20% tax credit for historic preservation.
  • The REHAB YES/NO Learning Program
    http://www.nps.gov/tps/education/rehabyes-no/index.htm
    This online tutorial has been specially designed to show how careful planning prior to rehabilitation work can result in choosing approaches that preserve the character of historic buildings using twenty case studies to illustrate the points.

Flooding:
Repair or Demolish - North Dakota Flood Handout, July 2011 (pdf)
Saving Your Flood-Damaged Older & Historic Buildings, North Dakota July 2011 (pdf)
Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older & Historic Buildings, NTHP (pdf)

Additional links to preservation topics will be added often.

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