Realizing the potential of cities, communities, and neighborhoods.
Recycling, reusing, reducing waste – these are staples of living more sustainably. But why isn’t reusing buildings and blocks seen as ‘green’? In 2009 the National Trust created the Preservation Green Lab to connect historic preservation and building reuse to a growing interest in sustainability nation-wide. Since that time, the Green Lab has found connections between old buildings and the kind of vital neighborhoods and districts are found so appealing today. Now, we are using this research to advocate for preservation and reuse to be included in sustainability and resilience planning in cities across the country.
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