- Easements to Protect Historic Properties
National Park Service
- What is a Preservation Easement?
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- The Greenest Building Isâ€¦One That Is Already Built
A Useful Historic Preservation Tool with Potential Tax Benefits
The National Park Service has published an article entitled â€œEasements to Protect Historic Properties: A Useful Historic Preservation Tool with Potential Tax Benefits. To link to this article, click here.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published a section of their website entitled "What is a Preservation Easement?" To link to the article, click here.
Carl Elefante has been credited with drawing much needed attention to the conservation merits of the built environment. As he says, "Seeking salvation through green building fails to account for the overwhelming vastness of the existing building stock. The accumulated building stock is the elephant in the room: Ignoring it, we risk being trampled by it. We cannot build our way to sustainability; we must conserve our way to it."
To read this article, click here.