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Call for historic green buildings to be featured in new book

[Source: Scott Butcher] — Author Scott Butcher is seeking project submissions for a new book he is writing for Schiffer Publishing. The new book, “Sustainable Historic Buildings” will focus on “green” historic buildings. By their very nature, historic buildings incorporate many of the same features that green designers use today: sustainable sites, natural landscaping, energy efficiency, local materials, etc. While the green building movement has exploded in recent years, only now are owners, designers and contractors turning their attention to the “greenest” buildings of all: ones that already exist. 

As part of the project, Butcher is looking for case studies from across the United States – renovation, expansion, and/or adaptive reuse projects performed on buildings at least 50 years of age. These buildings must be completed, but need not be certified (e.g., LEED, Green Globe, etc.), though certified projects are certainly acceptable and encouraged. All types of buildings will be considered. Click here for additional information and submission guidelines. Submissions are due by December 15, 2008.