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Renovation of historic buildings better for local economy than new construction

Which building is the most “green?” A new, tightly sealed, energy-efficient building using modern building materials, or a historic building that has been rehabilitated? If you consider the energy imbedded in an existing building compared to the energy costs of mining, harvesting, manufacturing, transporting and installing all new materials, a case can be made that historic buildings can trump new ...

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