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Sustainability, Green Building, and Historic Preservation

It is becoming increasingly common to hear discussions of environmental stewardship and sustainability of our built resources in the context of global warming issues. Green building practices and LEED building certifications are no longer isolated to unique projects, but are becoming commonplace in both new construction and building rehabilitation. Rehabilitation projects can be a natural and good fit with green building design. A common sentiment expressed by preservationists is that "[t]he greenest building is one that is already built." Historic preservation can play a significant role in the development of sustainable design and the continued use of our historic resources.

Preservation

General Resources

Consultants

Certain individuals on this list have been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP). LEED professional accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED Certification process. LEED APs have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Green Building Rating System. The LEED AP credential represents knowledge of the LEED Rating System and its application in practice. LEED APs facilitate the integrated design process and streamline the LEED certification process.

Funding Sources


State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Send comments about this page to preservation@michigan.gov.


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