Saturday, July 31, 2010

Reuse or Build New? Group to Gather Hard Environmental Data - GreenSpec Products
A report quantifying the respect impacts of value building reuse versus demolition and new construction—including life-cycle assessments (LCA) and examination of building materials and methods—is due to be released in 2011 by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Green Building Services, and the Cascadia Green Building Council.
My comments: An existing building has  significant embodied energy that would have to be duplicated in the construction of a new building. Still, it will be interesting to show that in the new metrics.
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