Resources and Useful Links

Sustainability and Preservation
Preservation Nation Blog on Sustainability (includes archived articles)   
Sustainability and Preservation Webpage for the National Trust      
AIA  Resource Center Web Site      
Whole Building Design Guide     
National Park Service Sustainability News      
GSA, General Services Administration
Sustainable Design and Historic Buildings (an on-line article)     
National Conference  of State Historic Preservation Officers  
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Useful Links 
An Article on obtaining an M.A. in Sustainable Practices


Preservation Organizations, Agencies and Programs
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(section 106 regulations and guidance on working with section 106)
American Forests:  National Register of Big Trees
American Institute of Architects
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
American Planning Association (APA)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Preservation Virginia 
 (formerly the APVA) 
Association for Preservation Technology International
Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
General Services Administration (GSA)
Getty Conservation Institute      
Government Printing Office
(Federal Register notices) 
Great American Station Foundation(railroad associated resources) 
Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
National Park Service (NPS HABS/HAER site)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 
HUD's Virginia State Page (HUD Virginia)
HUD Regulations and Historic Preservation
HUD Environment Laws and Regulations
Library of Congress (current Federal legislative information)
Livable Communities Task Force
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
National Council of State Historic Preservation Officers
National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Park Service Cultural Programs
Heritage Preservation Services
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Preservation Briefs 
Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes
Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation
National Park Service National Register of Historic Places
National Register Criteria for Evaluation
National Register Bulletins
National Register Listing a Property
National Register of Historic Places Recent Listings
National Register Technical Assistance
Old-House Journal On-line
Preservation Action
Preservation Trades Network       
Scenic America 
Scenic Virginia
Society for American Archaeology(SAA)
Society for Commercial Archeology
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
Traditional Building
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Virginia Council on Indians (VCI)
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development


Find the Tools you Need For Sustainable Historic Preservation

Section 106

Get assistance with the 106 process and learn more about the regulations with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Secretary of the Interior's Rehabilitation Standards

View the list of ten standards (courtesy of the National Park Service).

Preservation FACT:

A report from the Brookings Institution projects that by 2030 we will have demolished and replaced nearly 1/3 of all existing buildings, largely because the vast majority of them weren't designed and built to last any longer. How much energy will it take to demolish and replace those buildings? Enough to power the entire state of California for 10 years.