Week 2 Question – Sustainable Partnerships

In several of the readings for this week, the authors discuss reports made by different agencies, going as far back as the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 1979 report on the energy conservation benefits of preservation. Similarly, the United States Energy Information Administration gathers similar data but on an larger, utility-level scale. However, the energy efficiency/adaptive reuse aspect of historic preservation has been slow to develop. What can be done to think of historic preservation as an extension of energy conservation, especially with regard to professional partnerships with agencies such as the EPA, Department of Energy, and non-profits?

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