Jonathan F. P. Rose

Showing the Power of Green Retrofits for Older and Historic Buildings

Jonathan RoseFormer Trustee and National Trust Council member Jonathan Rose is a green building pioneer dedicated to revitalizing urban areas by building affordable, sustainable housing.  The successful real estate developer says that his model is to "make the world a better place," and he certainly is having that effect in older and historic neighborhoods nationwide. 

Seattle's Vance Building is about to undergo a green rehab.

Credit: The Rose Companies

In addition to providing guidance and financial support to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its Sustainability Program, Mr. Rose is also leading the national movement to demonstrate that historic buildings can be retrofitted for increased energy efficiency and adapted to modern use. 

Among his many recent rehabillitation projects is the historic Vance Building, scheduled to receive LEED-EB Gold certification, which served as a fitting location for the opening announcement of the Preservation Green Lab in March 2009.

Visit our Sustainability Program online to learn more about Jonathan's work and his efforts to rehabillitate the Vance Building. 

To hear Jonathan's speak about his innovative approach to making affordable, environmentally-friendly housing, watch this video, recorded at the National Building Museum.