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Thinking of Greening your Historic Rowhouse?

preservation rowhouse green manual reportMAS and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission have partnered to produce a free digital guide to help home owners improve the energy efficiency of historic (pre-1940) rowhouses without compromising their distinctive architectural features. The Greening New York City’s Historic Buildings: Green Rowhouse Manual, is the first of its kind in New York City. The manual is organized into eleven sections to help building owners identify opportunities for “greening projects.” Among the suggested low- and moderate-cost energy efficiency improvements are weatherization, utilizing more efficient forms of lighting and controls, and installing basement and roof insulation.  More intensive measures suggested in the guide include installing green roofs and rooftop solar panels. Continue Reading>>