Sustainability Guide for Existing and Historic Properties Approved
Posted on January 23rd, 2020 by Elizabeth Nelson
The District’s Sustainability Guide for Existing & Historic Properties was approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board.
On December 19, 2019, the District’s Sustainability Guide for Existing and Historic Properties was approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board.
Per the Official of Planning website: “This guide is an introduction to the systematic sequence of evaluation, planning and decision-making required to carry out an effective green retrofit for owners, tenants, managers and residents of older historic buildings. This document has been prepared by the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Historic Preservation Office (HPO). “
The Guide “provides owners of older and historic buildings with steps for planning green retrofit; strategies for improving performance and energy efficiency as part of green retrofit; and guidelines for preserving historic character of those buildings.” The guide lays out six steps to follow from “Step 1. know your building” to “Step 6. maintain and monitor performance” and provides details for each step. These guidelines provide excellent framework for planning of work on existing older buildings by homeowners and design professionals.