Historic buildings are those things that, if we let them go, we miss after they’re gone. And a lot of our shared history is lost when one is demolished. But keeping them around isn’t just about preserving memories; it’s also good for the environment.
One obvious benefit of buildings of a certain age is a simple one: it already exists. This is not just good from an economics perspective. It also serves to preserve a community’s legacy.
Benefits of Restoration
Some of the benefits of keeping a historical building include:
Retaining a community’s history
Celebrating the past
Illuminating the period of history in which it was created
Bringing economic success to the city or area in which it was built
Less construction and demolition debris
You can support the effort to preserve an old building by generating awareness about the importance of preserving these precious, irreplaceable places by sharing news and updates on a page specifically created for the project on Facebook and Twitter.
Demolishing an existing structure and then building a new one in its place is not environmentally friendly. Constructing new green buildings and energy-saving structures is important, but restoring existing ones is as green as you can get. Remember the old phrase we all know: “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.”. Repurposing old buildings doesn’t just reinforce our knowledge and respect for the past. It also reduces waste and saves energy.