Technical Preservation Services publishes state-of-the-art information about caring for historic buildings.
Our publications are used by historic preservation professionals; federal, state, and local government officials and historic property owners. Many local preservation commissions nationwide have adopted the Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines, and information from the Preservation Briefs is referenced in architectural specifications.
The collection includes Standards and Guidelines, leaflets and books on using the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives, reports on conserving fragile historic building materials, case studies on specific structures, and a wealth of technical guidance on preserving historic buildings and landscapes.
Many of our publications are available through the Government Printing Office. Others are available free of charge. Technical Preservation Services also works with partners to co-publish materials that are available through these partners.