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  2. 2. WHY HISTORIC & EXISTING BUILDINGS ARE IMPORTANT Historic Buildings AREA: Residential Buildings 26.6 Million Households 30.0 24 % 25.0 20.0Millions 15 . 0 10 . 0 5.0 0.0 19 4 9 o r 19 5 0 t o 19 6 0 t o 19 7 0 t o 19 8 0 t o 19 9 0 t o Be f or e 19 5 9 19 6 9 19 7 9 19 8 9 2001 Construction Decade Residential Building Inventory Department of Energy
  3. 3. WHY HISTORIC & EXISTING BUILDINGS ARE IMPORTANT Source: Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, 2003 http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs Average energy consumption Btu/sq. ft Commercial Buildings (non malls) Before 1920 80,127 1920 – 1945 90,234 1946 – 1959 80,198 1960 – 1969 90,976 1970 – 1979 94,968 1980 – 1989 100,077 1990 – 1999 88,834 2000 – 2003 79,703 PERCEIVED ENERGY INEFFICIENCY
  4. 4. WHY HISTORIC & EXISTING BUILDINGS ARE IMPORTANTSource: Total Energy Consumption in US Households by Year of Construction http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu Average annual energy consumption units/Household Decade built kWh kcf (gas) Before 1949 8,332 82 1950 – 1959 9,533 71 1960 – 1969 9,586 63 1970 – 1979 11,971 61 1980 – 1989 12,534 63 1990 – 2001 10,656 70 PERCEIVED ENERGY INEFFICIENCY 28% LESS gas 17% more elec.,
  5. 5. 4/29/2011 Historically Useful: Warm Climate Feat… Historically Useful: Warm Climate Features Wide, overhanging eaves form a two-story, wrap-around porch to shield the building from the sun, and provide shaded outdoor work and living space. Large trees growing near the house provide shade during hot summer months, preventing exterior walls from being exposed to high temperatures. Sheltered interior courtyard space like this provides much need shade during hot summer months when high temperatures make outdoor activities uncomfortable. Thick adobe walls provide substantial thermal mass that slows passive heating and cooling. Rooms stay cool even on hot summer days and warm when heated in the cooler months. Interior shutters like these are not only decorative, but can be closed to keep a room cool by reducing solar gain on hot days.preservationnation.org/…/historically-u… 1/3
  6. 6. NTHP Preservation Week 1980 poster
  7. 7. Winter & Company, Boulder Colorado
  8. 8. Winter & Company Boulder, Colorado
  11. 11. RECOVERY ACT & NHPA SECTION 106 REVIEWSThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by PresidentObama on February 17, 2009. Many of the projects funded through the Recovery Act have the potential tosupport the preservation and productive use of historic properties.Recovery Act Projects, like all federal and federally-sponsored programs and projects, are reviewed pursuantto Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Section 106 of the National HistoricPreservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of proposed federal undertakingson historic properties. NHPAs implementing regulations found in 36 CFR Part 800, require federal agencies(and their designees, permittees, licensees, or grantees) to initiate consultation with the State HistoricPreservation Officer (SHPO) as part of the Section 106 review process. SHPO consultations should beinitiated early in the project planning process, BEFORE the project is begun.What is an undertaking?Undertaking means a project, activity or program, funded in whole or in part under the direct or indirectjurisdiction of a federal agency, including those carried out by or on behalf of a federal agency; those carriedout with federal financial assistance; and those requiring a federal; permit, license, or approval. (�800.16(y))If the undertaking is a type of activity that does not have the potential to cause effects on historic properties,assuming such historic properties were present, the agency official has no further obligations under Section106. (�800.3(a)(1)).Note: Certain types of projects funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the Energy Efficiency andConservation Block Grant program (EECBG), State Energy Program (SEP) and Weatherization AssistanceProgram (WAP) are categorically exempted from the Section 106 SHPO consultation because they havebeen determined to have limited potential to adversely affect historic properties. These projects includeundertakings for planning, training and educational purposes, undertakings to replace equipment on existingbuildings or structures that result in no building or structure changes or ground disturbances, andundertakings on buildings or structures less than 45 years of age that will result in no ground disturbances.A list of projects categorically excluded from SHPO review in California is available here.A copy of the ARRA Programmatic Agreement between the California Energy Commission (CEC),Department of Community Services and Development, USDOE, and OHP can be viewed here.What is a historic property?A historic property is any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in, oreligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places. For more information see National RegisterBulletin 15, "How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation."
  12. 12. FIRST AMENDED PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT AMONG THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION, THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICERREGARDING SECTION 106 COMPLIANCE FOR DEPARTMENTOF ENERGY AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT PROGRAMSWHEREAS, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) administers theEnergy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program under the EnergyIndependence and Securities Act of 2007 (EECBG), administers the StateEnergy Program under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and theState Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (SEP), andadministers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for low-incomepersons under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act, theEnergy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of2007, and provides financial assistance for the EECBG, SEP, and WAP underthe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); co"ectivelyreferred to as the "DOE ARRA" programs; andWHEREAS, the unprecedented levels of funding available to the DOE ARRAprograms has created a large volume of projects requiring expedited historicpreservation reviews to ensure the timely obligation of funds, that create newjobs, and improve local and state economies; andWHEREAS, the California State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) isexperiencing unprecedented numbers of requests for historic preservation reviewof undertakings funded by a" Federal Agencies, including undertakings fundedby the DOE ARRA programs; andWHEREAS, the California State Energy Resources Conservation andDevelopment Commission (Energy Commission) and the California Departmentof Community Services and Development (CSD) are receiving financialassistance from DOE to carry out the DOE ARRA programs; andWHEREAS, the projects funded by the DOE ARRA programs are undertakingssubject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16USC 470f (NHPA) and its implementing regulations at 36 CFR Part 800 andinclude energy efficiency retrofits, renewables, and weatherization(undertakings); andWHEREAS, the DOEs August 28, 2009 Memorandum from Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy Regarding Delegation of Authority for Section106 Review of Undertakings, Assisted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Officeof Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy authorizes recipients of DOE ARRAprogram awards to initiate consultation with the California State Historic 1
  13. 13. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Technical Preservation ServicesWhat are the issues that are sometimes inconflict with the Secretary of the interior’s Standards? Replacing Windows without assessing their significance and ability to be upgraded Installing inappropriate solar roofing Insulating walls without replacing historic trimAdding Dormers or other glazing features to enhance day- lighting Removing historic functional features, like air shafts and cupolas, that could enhance the energy performance of the building
  14. 14. GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Checklist The GreenPoint Rated checklist tracks green features incorporated into the home. A home is only GreenPoint Rated if all features are verified by a Certified GreenPoint Rater through Build It Green. GreenPoint Rated is provided as a public service by Build It Green, a professional non- Enter Label: Elements profit whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource efficient buildings in California. This checklist is used to track projects seeking a Whole House or Elements Rating using the Points Achieved: GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Rating System. The minimum requirements for a green home seeking the Elements and Whole House Rating are listed in the project summary at the end of this checklist. Selected measures can be awarded points allocated by the percentage of presence of the measure in the home. Not all measures are available for allocation. The measure or 8 2 2 4 practice must be found in at least 10% of the home to earn points. The criteria for the green building practices listed below are described in the GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Rating Manual. For more information please visit 0 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 www.builditgreen.org/greenpointrated Column A is a dropdown menu with the options of "Yes", "No", or "TBD" or a range of percentages to allocate points. Select the appropriate dropdown and the apropriate points will appear in the yellow "points acheived" column. GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Checklist version 1.2 Community IAQ/Health Resources Achieved Project Name Points Energy Water AA. COMMUNITY Possible Points 1. Infill Site No a. Home is Located in a Built Urban Setting with Utilities in Place 1 1 No b. Home is Located within 1/2 Mile of a Major Transit Stop 2 2. Compact Development & House Size a. Density of 10 Units per Acre or Greater (Enter units/acre) 2 2 No b. Home Size Efficiency (5 points is average, points awarded based on home size) 1--10 3. Pedestrian and Bicycle Access/ Alternative Transportation a. Site has Pedestrian Access Within ½ Mile of neighborhood services: TIER 1: 1) Day Care 2) Community Center 3) Public Park 4) Drug Store 5) Restaurant 6) School 7) Library 8) Farmers Market 9) After School Programs 10) Convenience Store Where Meat & Produce are Sold TIER 2: 1) Bank 2) Place of Worship 3) Laundry/Cleaners 4) Hardware 5) Theater/Entertainment 6) Fitness/Gym 7) Post Office 8) Senior Care Facility 9) Medical/Dental 10) Hair Care 11) Commercial Office of Major Employer 12) Full Supermarket No 5 Services Listed Above (Tier 2 Services count as 1/2 Service Value) 1 No 10 Services Listed Above (Tier 2 Services count as 1/2 Service Value) 1 b. Access to A Dedicated Pedestrian Pathway to Places of Recreational Interest within No 1 1/2 Mile No c. At Least Two of the Following Traffic-Calming Strategies Installed within 1/4 mile: 1 Designated Bicycle Lanes are Present on Roadways; Ten-Foot Vehicle Travel Lanes; Street Crossings Closest to Site are Located Less Than 300 Feet Apart; Streets Have Rumble Strips, Bulbouts, Raised Crosswalks or Refuge Islands 4. Safety & Social Gathering No a. Front Entrance Has Views from the Inside to Outside Callers 1 No b. Front Entrance Can be Seen from the Street and/or from Other Front Doors 1 No c. Porch (min. 100sf) Oriented to Streets and Public Spaces 1 5. Diverse Households No a. Home Has at Least One Zero-Step Entrance 1 No b. All Main Floor Interior Doors & Passageways Have a Min. 32-Inch Clear Passage Space 1 No c. Home includes at Least a Half-Bath on the Ground Floor with Blocking for Grab Bars 1 No d. Lot Includes Full-Function Independent Rental Unit 1 Total Points Available in Community = 29© 2008 Build It Green GreenPoint Rated Existing Home Whole House Checklist v1.1 1
  17. 17. Effects of Air Leaks Cold outside air drawn into the house Heated inside air drawn into the attic A G D GAZINE B E C ILY HANDYMAN MA F ILLUSTRATION © FAMCommon Household HAir LeaksA Between Floor Joists F Recessed Light Behind Kneewalls G Furnace Flue or DuctB Attic Hatch Chaseways (the hollow box or wall feature that hides ducts)C Wiring Holes H Basement Rim Joist (whereD Plumbing Vent the foundation meets theE Open Soffit (the box that wood framing) hides recessed lights) 1.3 LOCATING AIR LEAKS
  18. 18. 7 yrs old, non-traditional problems What has changed?78 Building Science.com Moisture No.8/78
  19. 19. BuildingScience.com Attic Sealing Guide
  20. 20. electrical and lighting systems EchApter outline xplore the attic of a house built in the early 1900s and you’re likely to find old ceramic insulators, bare wires, and other evidence of knob-and-tube wiring systems –the earliest formCommon upgrades for of residential wiring. Despite subsequent electrical upgrades, an old house can still lag behindelectrical systems the latest standards for capacity, safety and energy efficiency.This chapter covers common upgradesSuper-efficient appliances that can improve electrical safety while also promoting efficient energy use. If you want to go beyondexceed Energy Star these basics, there are more ways to reduce electricity use and thus increase green value –with super-requirements efficient appliances and photovoltaic panels.These options will be covered later in the chapter, along with lighting system upgrades.Eliminating phantom loadsEnergy-efficient upgrades Safety and code compliance.Working with electricity always poses potential safety hazards thatfor lighting range from mild shocks to fire and electrocution.Whether a homeowner or electrical contractor is doing electrical work, it’s essential to check with the building department to see if a building permit is required, and to ensure that safe, code-compliant work is done.PV you can barely see. Building-integratedphotovoltaic (BIPV) products make it possible tominimize the visual impact of PV installations.BIPV roof shingles offer a very unobtrusive wayto generate electricity from sunlight –an attractiveoption for historic houses. Photo courtesy of theNational Renewable Energy Laboratory 46
  21. 21. Solar Panel/Renewables Locations in Historic DistrictsWinter & Company, Boulder Colorado
  22. 22. July 22, 2010Re: Energy Upgrade California Preservation Working Group Recommendations andSuggestions for Improving Upgrade Performance on Older Homes and ReducedApproval Times.Congratulations on choosing to own an older home,An increasing body of work continues to confirm that buildings constructed prior towidespread air conditioning or even central heat, perform better than most homesconstructed prior to the mid-1980’s. They also were typically constructed of more durablematerials than modern buildings which improve sustainability as well.We are providing materials for your review which we hope will help you make upgradedecisions that will preserve both historic materials and passive comfort features often builtinto our older homes. You should be aware that all structures forty five years old andolder will need to be evaluated per the federal Historic Preservation Act of 1966 in aprocess called Section 106 review. As is commonly done on large programs like this, theState Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) has signed a Programmatic Agreement (PA)with the relevant federal funding agencies to provide an expedited review process. Forthe vast majority of projects that do not involve window replacement or solar panelinstallation, this will reduce your historical review process to a few weeks versus fivemonths to a year or more. The Section 106 process if the main evaluation, but if yourhome is also on the National Register of Historic Places, is a local landmark or is in a localhistoric district, you should also expect to have a review by your community historicreview body. While this should be mostly a formality for PA or Section 106 approved work,they may have additional requirements that you should make yourself aware of prior toselecting upgrade measures. Your preservation board can typically be contactedthrough the local Planning or Community Development Department.We will begin with an overview of the materials in the package provided and someadditional comments and/or corrections as they apply to the climate and regulations ofour area. The second portion will be a checklist of the minimum materials needed foryour historical review submittal and a request for supplemental materials to improve thequality of the findings as well as reduce the processing time. Page 1 of 6
  23. 23. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION (From Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings) Recommended Not Recommended Masonry/Wood/  Installing thermal insulation in attics and  Applying thermal insulation with ah Architectural Metals in unheated cellars and crawlspaces to high moisture content into wall cavities increase the efficiency of the existing which may damage historic fabric. mechanical systems.  Installing wall insulation without  Installing insulating material on the inside considering its effect on interior of masonry walls to increase energy molding or other architectural detailing. efficiency where there is no character- defining interior molding around the window or other interior architectural detailing Windows  Utilizing the inherent energy conserving  Removing historic shading devices features of a building by maintaining rather than keeping them in an operable windows and louvered blinds in good condition. operable condition for natural ventilation.  Replacing historic multi-paned sash with  Improving thermal efficiency with new thermal sash utilizing false muntins. weather-stripping, storm windows,  Installing interior storm windows that caulking, interior shades, and if allow moisture to accumulate and historically appropriate, blinds and damage the window. awnings.  Installing new exterior storm windows  Installing interior storm windows with which are inappropriate in size or color. air-tight gaskets, ventilating holes, and/or  Replacing windows or transoms with removable clips to insure proper fixed thermal glazing or permitting maintenance and to avoid condensation windows and transoms to remain damage to historic windows. inoperable rather than utilizing them for  Installing exterior storm windows which their energy conserving potential. do not damage or obscure the windows and frames. Entrances & Porches  Maintaining porches and double vestibule  Changing the historic appearance of the entrances so that they can retain heat or building by enclosing porches. block the sun and provide natural ventilation. Interior Features  Retaining historic interior shutters and  Removing historic interior features transoms for their inherent energy- which play a secondary energy conserving features. conserving role. Mechanical Systems  Improving energy efficiency of existing  Replacing existing mechanical systems mechanical systems by installing that could be repaired for continued use insulation in attics and basements. Building Site  Retaining plant materials, tress, and  Removing plant materials, tress, and landscape features, especially those which landscape features, that perform passive perform passive solar energy functions solar energy functions. such as sun shading and wind breaks. Setting  Maintaining those existing landscape  Stripping the setting of landscape features which moderate the effects of features and landforms so that effects of the climate on the setting such as the wind, rain, and sun result in deciduous trees, evergreen wind-blocks, accelerated deterioration of the historic and lakes or ponds. building.New Additions to Historic  Placing a new addition that may be  Designing a new addition which Buildings necessary to increase energy efficiency on obscures, damages, or destroys non-character-defining elevations. character-defining features. 19
  24. 24. sustainable solutionsfor historic housesin northern californiaa voluntary green code & green rehabilitation manual
  26. 26. OHP RESOURCES www.ohp.parks.ca.gov
  27. 27. ONLINE RESOURCES .Excellent references“sustainable solutions for historic homes in northern california” www.epa.gov/brownfields/sustain_plts/reports/green_home_guide_final.pdf[NEW] Secretary of the Interior’s Illustrated Guidelines for Sustainable Rehabilitation http://www2.cr.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation/sustainability- guidelines.pdf.EPA Home Sealing and Insulation Brochure http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/publications/pubdocs/DIY_Guide_May_2008.pdfEPA Duct Sealing Brochure http://www.energystar.gov/ia/products/heat_cool/ducts/DuctSealingBrochure04.pdfOnline energy evaluation and recommendation systems.Home Energy Saver, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, US Dept of Energy http://hes.lbl.govOther resources:The Sonoma County Historical Society also has links to these and other documents. Go to the site and select “Preservation” from the left menu. www.sonomacountyhistory.orgFederal (ACHP) and State (OHP) policy regarding Section 106 historical review of Recovery Act assisted energy projects and Ca. Programmatic Agreement http://www.achp.gov/recovery/index.html http://www.achp.gov/recovery/faqs.html http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26059 http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/pages/1054/files/cec-pa.pdfSeveral Sonoma County towns have also posted some of these documents online. Contact: Mark DeBacker, architect info@LandmarksRenovation.com www.LandmarksRenovation.com Green Preservation Consulting Section 106 reviews-clearances
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