Historic Preservation & Energy Efficiency


Insulating historic properties is an important step to keeping them safe and warm while reducing energy consumption and costs. But, what is the best way to insulate a historic property and how can it be done in a way that preserves the building's finishes and character? Below are some resources to help historic property owners decide where and with what to insulate their buildings.

Energy Costs in an Old House: Balancing Preservation and Energy Efficiency, Sally Zimmerman

Should the Walls of Historic Buildings be Insulated, William B. Rose

Myths About Insulating Old House Walls, Bob Yapp

Preservation Brief 3: Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, National Park Service

Insulating Masonry Walls, Historic England

Insulating Timber Framed Walls, Historic England