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Beware the “energy efficiency” window replacement ads!

April 6, 2009

Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times today, that begins “Never before has America had so many compelling reasons to preserve the homes in its older residential neighborhoods. We need to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. We want to create jobs, and revitalize the neighborhoods where millions of Americans live. All of this could be accomplished by making older homes more energy-efficient.”  He warns, once again, against jumping to conclusions about historic wood window replacement.

And excitingly, he announces that the Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council are working on legislation that would help cover the costs of making all older homes more energy-efficient.

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