Energy Cohort Session on Historic Preservation + Climate Mitigation

LEARNING AREA: Community Organizing and Planning, Real Estate Development
Jul. 2021


1 hour



Retrofitting vacant and underutilized historic buildings to Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) standards leverages an existing building’s embodied carbon, which combined with low carbon and carbon storing materials, can transform our historic buildings into carbon sinks - a good thing! With careful consideration, the Federal Historic Tax Credit program can provide an additional source of funding for these ambitious Passive House projects.

Currently under construction, Moran Square is one of the first affordable, PHIUS, Historic Tax Credit projects in the US. The site includes a historic firehouse, a vacant lot, and historic three-story building. This presentation will illustrate how the team managed to meet rigorous historic requirements of the Federal Historic Tax Credit program, while achieving ambitious PHIUS and low carbon construction goals.

Guest Speaker: Heather Clark, Rocky Mountain Institute


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