Making Older Homes Green: Historic Preservation Meets Energy Conservation
Love your older home? Hate your heating bills? Worried about your carbon footprint?
Help is on the way: The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) is sponsoring a special forum, offering tips and answering questions about how older homes can be both green and historic.
The event will take place November 8, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM in the Orientation Room of the Boston Public Library’s main branch on Boylston Street in the Back Bay.
Chris Skelly, director of local government programs for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Rebecca Harris, field officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Sally Zimmerman, manager of historic preservation services for Historic New England, will provide guidelines and information about how older or historic houses can be turned green without losing their historic character. Some areas that will be covered are: how to add alternative energy systems, the value of retaining and upgrading wood windows, and ways to properly insulate an historic house.
The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a place for “Greening the Older Home,” contact the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at 617-247-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.