Deep-Energy Retrofit of an Old Timber Frame, Part Two
A brief update on an exhaustive project
The BS* + Beer Show: The Intersection of Preservation and Performance
In the quest to save old houses, do we need to sacrifice high performance? To achieve high performance, do we need to demote fine craftsmanship? Is it possible to build for efficiencies and beauty?
How to Save an Old House
A historic Cape gets a dry basement and an insulation upgrade without losing its traditional character
What Should I Do With My Old Windows?
It’s often hard to decide whether to replace them, repair them, or leave them just the way they are
Mission Zero House: A Net-Zero Retrofit
There really is nothing more challenging that I can think of than taking a home in a historic district and taking it to net zero energy. But it sure helps…
Should Historic Preservation Trump Energy Performance?
What to do when the interests of energy efficiency and historical preservation collide
Historic Preservation and Green Renovation
Much alignment and little divergence between the two disciplines
The Colorado Chautauqua Cottages
There really is no greater remodeling challenge than green historic preservation. After a 25-year career in East-coast remodeling and then Colorado production homebuilding, Jeff Medanich is tying together all this…
Historic Preservation – A Green Alternative: The Chael-Dover Cottage
Historic preservation meets green building at the residential scale in the addition and renovation of our cottage in South Miami. Located in the Cambridge Lawns Historic District, the cottage was…