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Sustainable Heritage: Retrofitting Historic Buildings for Improved Environmental Performance

dc.contributor.advisorSimon, Madlenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLangmead, Sara Goldfarben_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T07:17:20Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T07:17:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10038
dc.description.abstractBuilding materials outlive people. What we build is left for the next generation as a resource and as an artifact of our own time. This thesis explores how we can alter our existing building stock to become more environmentally sustainable. By examining the common ground between the conservation of the built world and the conservation of the natural world, we can redefine stewardship for the present age. Let our built legacy express that we value history, culture, and consideration for the prosperity of future generations. As a case study, the practice of sustainable retrofitting will be implemented at an abandoned building campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. Designed in 1927 for the National Association of Dyers and Cleaners, these buildings retain their dignity despite years of poor stewardship. The site has the potential to exemplify how historic buildings can become a sustainable resource for the future of an expanding, diverse community.en_US
dc.titleSustainable Heritage: Retrofitting Historic Buildings for Improved Environmental Performanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCultural Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledarchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddesignen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledenvironmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhistoricen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpreservationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsustainabilityen_US


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