Archive for January 2016

Making Older Homes Efficient: Going Solar from Start to Finish

It is a common misconception that historical buildings are not energy efficient or sustainable. In fact, as our knowledge of building construction impacts grows, we continuously see that it is almost always more sustainable to reuse an existing building rather than demolish and build new. The idea of sustainability is an inherent principle of historic…

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Reed Whipple and Light Rail: A Preservation Solution

On December 9, 2015 the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission at their regular meeting discussed yet again the fate of the Reed Whipple Cultural Center. But before we get to that conversation, for those of you who may have not have been following what’s been happening with Reed Whipple we’ll give you a quick catch-up.…

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NPF Receives Advocacy Award from USGBC Nevada

The Nevada Preservation Foundation received the 2015 Advocacy Award from the US Green Building Council Nevada for our efforts to educate the community on historic preservation in both residential and commercial areas. We received recognition at their December 10 gala. Our executive director Heidi Swank accepted the award and board members Jennifer Gaynor and Jack…

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NPF’s New Year Resolutions

After reflecting back on last year’s successes and learning from our trials and errors as a young organization, Nevada Preservation Foundation’s main resolutions for next year focus around community outreach and involvement. Preservation is most successful when coupled with an engaged and involved community and some of NPF’s greatest successes of the past year have…

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