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Historic Preservation - Preservation Topics

The National Trust for Historic Preservation maintains an "Issues in Preservation" webpage that covers a wide variety of topics under the umbrella headings of Inclusion, ReUrbanism, Sustainability, Real Estate, Historic Sites, and Public Lands. Additionally, the National Trust website offers tips and tools on a wide variety of topics that are easiest to find by using their search function. https://savingplaces.org/

Don't Buy Replacement Windows For Your Old House

The Outlook on Windows: New Threats, New Strategies (pdf - added 1-22-10)
Window Preservation Standards Collaborative: http://windowstandards.org/

Energy Assessment article: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/guide_to_home_energy_assessments.pdf

NPS Preservation Briefs and Tech Notes

NPS Online Tutorials

  • Walk Through Historic Buildings: Learn to Identify the Visual Character of a Historic Building
    These illustrated lessons are designed to teach students how to identify the visually distinctive materials, features, and spaces of a historic building prior to undertaking rehabilitation work and includes checklists.
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation projects must meet the following Standards to qualify as "certified rehabilitations" eligible for the 20% tax credit for historic preservation.
  • The REHAB YES/NO Learning Program
    This online tutorial has been specially designed to show how careful planning prior to rehabilitation work can result in choosing approaches that preserve the character of historic buildings using twenty case studies to illustrate the points.

Repair or Demolish - North Dakota Flood Handout, July 2011 (pdf)
Saving Your Flood-Damaged Older & Historic Buildings, North Dakota July 2011 (pdf)
Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older & Historic Buildings, NTHP (pdf)

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