Old Buildings, New Tricks

Matthews, Sherrie Voss
March 2005
Planning;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p30
Trade Publication
The article discusses the old and beautiful buildings of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, like many U.S. cities is filled with beautiful historic buildings that can be anything but energy-efficient. A new document aims to change the way those structures use energy, one capital project at a time. The city's High Performance Renovation Building Guidelines will offer options for renovating older buildings, says Michelle Knapik, director of energy policy of Philadelphia's Municipal Energy Office. The document includes information on stormwater management, recycling, waste reduction, and improving indoor air quality.


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