Did You Know?

There are tax incentives available for improving the energy efficiency of your historic building. Not only could your project qualify for a historic preservation tax credit, but it may also be eligible for federal income tax incentives for energy efficiency. Learn more about these credits from the non-profit Tax Incentives Assistance Project.

Develop a Weatherization Plan

Developing a plan tailored specifically to your building, site, climate, and occupancy will be an effective tool in reducing energy consumption. By broadening your scope to include not just the building envelope but also systems, appliances, and lighting, you can also develop a more comprehensive energy-efficiency plan. Any work should be evaluated based on its effect on the historic building and its potential to increase energy efficiency. After first conducting an energy audit, the following are common energy conservation measures that should be considered for most historic buildings: