Implications of Developments in National Model Codes for Historic Preservation

Published in the Alliance Review, a Quarterly Journal of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions: Sean Denniston, Senior Project Manager, provides an overview of the impact of the model energy code on historic resources. Many historic buildings are inherently energy efficient with daylighting and operable windows, but mid-20th century buildings are much less efficient. Some clarifying changes have recently been made to the code that can impact those that are historically designated.

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