Green Technology Solutions for Historic Properties
“The greenest building is the one that is already built.”
At Houselore, we provide consultation services for developers and individuals looking to add solar panels, green roofs, and other green or sustainable technologies to their historic properties.
We work with the National Park Service and state historic preservation agencies to create green energy and clean technology solutions for historic properties that are compliant with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. This can coincide with applications for federal and state historic tax credits.
Why Go Green?
There are a number of ways to make your historic property’s energy consumption and production more sustainable with green technology.
With green tech solutions from improved insulation materials to solar panel installations, you’ll save money and reduce your building’s negative impacts on the environment.
You’ll also be creating a sustainble future for your historic building and its next generation of caretakers.
Solar Panels on Historic Properties
Solar panels are the clean energy source of the future. We can help you make your historic property more affordable to power, cleaner for the environment, and more attractive to future tenants. We have an in-depth knowledge of the best practices and innovative methods to install solar panels on historic buildings while preserving historic materials and integrity. We also work with local, regional, and national preservation authorities to authorize and approve installations.
Green Roof Development on Historic Properties
Flat or low-slope roofs provide excellent opportunities to introduce a contemporary sustainable feature in a rehabilitation project. These often include gardens, trees, or solar panels. We work with local, regional, and national preservation authorities to authorize and approve green roof development on historic properties.
Sustainability in Historic Properties
From triple glazing historic windows to adding the latest insulation materials, many small changes can be made to historic properties for big impacts in the future.