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March 27, 2009


There’s a lot of buzz these days about global warming and the worsening climate crisis, but did you know that it’s not just gas-guzzling cars that are to blame? An astounding 43% of our nation’s carbon emissions originate from the operation of the buildings that we live and work in. Even worse? Factoring in the environmental impact of the construction (and perhaps future demolition) of those buildings bumps that percentage even higher. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the opening of the Preservation Green Lab. In its day-to-day work, the Preservation Green Lab will coordinate demonstration projects and provide technical assistance and model policies – all in an effort to encourage municipalities and states around the country to fully consider historic preservation and the existing building stock in formulating their climate change action plans.

To learn more visit the Preservation Green Lab on

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