Archive for February 2015

Founding Donors Campaign

The Nevada Preservation Foundation was founded in late 2013. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve, research and interpret the architectural heritage of the State of Nevada and advocate for the preservation of that heritage. We work with neighborhood organizations, businesses and individuals in navigating the process of obtaining historic designation at the city,…

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Our Love/Hate Relationship with Our Windows

Clerestory, Casement, Fixed, Slider, Single- or Double-hung. Historic homes have amazing windows. Yet, they also come with their share of challenges. As we become more and more aware of the importance of energy efficiency, our old windows can sometimes make us feel guilty about loving these less than LEED openings in our homes. Our readers’…

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Harrison House Goes Green

The newsletter this month focuses on energy efficiency and green building within the historic preservation community. There are a lot of common misconceptions that historic preservation discourages modern day standards of energy efficiency and sustainability. While it is true that older buildings tend to have efficiency problems, there are multiple ways to bring these buildings…

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