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Galveston’s Green Revival House is a LEED Platinum Renovation With Historic Charm

Posted By Edward Drozdik On May 17, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In Architecture,Green renovation,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

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Historic houses can become energy-efficient without losing charm – just look at the Galveston Historical Foundation [1]‘s Green Revival House [2] at 3101 Avenue Q in Galveston, Texas. The project started when GHF moved the house 17 blocks to a new lot after Hurricane Ike destroyed its foundation. The Green Revival House features new insulation, four solar panels, two rainwater cisterns, and it’s one of the nation’s first historic buildings to achieve Platinum certification through the LEED for Homes program. GHF completed the project in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation [3] and the 1772 Foundation [4].

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[1] Galveston Historical Foundation: http://www.galvestonhistory.org/

[2] Green Revival House: http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Green_Revival_Showhouse_031811.asp

[3] National Trust for Historic Preservation: http://www.preservationnation.org/

[4] 1772 Foundation: http://www.1772foundation.org/1772/index.jsp

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