31 May '16, 9pm

"Should Historic Preservation Trump Energy Performance?" Article from @GBAdvisor

It's gratifying that my initial rquest for information has stirredup the proverbially hornet's nest, but I figured that this has been a long smoldering issue. Full diclosurer I work for SMUD on building R&D issues, including deep energy retrofits so I have a dog in this fight and my bias is obvious. Also, my initial request for help came out of a deep energy retrofit project of a 5-story abandoned, historically registered multi-family bulding under going a gut rehab. Since the project was a gut rehab and the owner was willing to replace the windows, it was a natural for me as the efficiency project manager to recommend the window replacement. Little did I know that the LEED AP City historic official would trump me and the building owner. And let's get things straight --- the windows were terrible. I've got pictures. In fact in a majority of cases the owner had to rebuild t...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/qa-spotlig...

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