Sustainability Research and Analysis

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is compiling and commissioning research to help explain the environmental benefits of preservation. Through this research, the National Trust will quantify the significant adverse impacts that occur when well-built, functional historic buildings are unnecessarily razed or abandoned in favor of new construction.

      • [Statement]"The Impacts of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay," Prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, July 2009
      • [Report] "Heritage Tax Credits: Maryland’s Own Stimulus to Renovate Buildings for Productive Use and Create Jobs," The Abell Report, March 2009
      • [Report]"How Changes to LEED Will Benefit Existing and Historic Buildings," Forum News, December 2008
      • [White Paper]"Green Building Practices and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation," November 2008 
      • [Report]"Building Reuse: Finding a Place on American Climate Policy Agendas," September 2008 
      • [Testimony]"Improving Energy Efficiency, Increasing the Use of Renewable Sources of Energy, and Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Capitol Complex," Senate Rules Committee, June 2008
      • [White Paper] "Making the Case: Historic Preservation as Sustainable Development," October 2007
      • [Bibliography] General Preservation and Sustainability Resources