Sustainable Preservation

Sustainability is the hot issue of the day. It seems like everyone, not just the preservation community, is talking "green" or "going green" or "greening" themselves. In fact, it's hard to get past the verdant vernacular to the substance of what being "green" really means.

Because the term "green" has become ubiquitous, it can mean almost anything or nothing at all! Used interchangeably, the terms "sustainable" and "green" development can have different goals and are not always compatible. For example, a building could be "green" but not "sustainable" - the building might meet USGBC standards for LEED certification, but be built in a location that requires a long commute or displaces an existing community or demolished an existing structure.

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Preserve & Protect

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

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Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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