Historic buildings

Resource pages for "Historic buildings"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Smoke Detection

Safeguarding Historic Structures With Advanced Smoke Detection

Open-area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID) offers early warning in high, voluminous spaces without intrusive ceiling mounts.
Newark Symphony Hall

Historic Newark Symphony Hall Unveils New Façade, Streetscape Design

A five-year, $50M restoration of New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue is underway, includes reimagining an entire city block.
NDER National Deep Energy Retrofit (NDER) program

$91M GSA Project Will Improve Landmark Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

Part of the National Deep Energy Retrofit program, the U.S. General Services Administration has awarded Johnson Controls the contract to upgrade the buildings' HVAC, lighting, water conservation, and energy management systems.
thermal windows and doors

Hope’s Windows Adds Thermal Evolution Technology To One55 Series

The now-complete One55™ Series of doors and operable windows combines striking historical visual appearance with unmatched strength and thermal efficiency.
white house

New Roof For The Truman Little White House

With the current roof in place since 1911, Florida's only Presidential Museum will be protected with a new roof this winter.
Montréal

Montréal’s Sun Life Building Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

The facility is the first century-old building in North America to obtain triple Platinum certification for excellence in environmental performance and digital connectivity.
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR

Historic Bell Tower Restored At Little Rock, AR Church

Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.
historic buildings

New Guidelines On Energy Efficiency For Historic Buildings

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.
stone masonry

Inappropriate Repairs for Historic Stone Masonry

As holds the principle of bioethics, so should the approach to treating historic stone: “First, do no harm.”
clean air

Britain’s Houses Of Parliament Rebuild Spurred Clean Air Laws

MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire events?
Jim Kohl

Technology And FM: Wireless Control For Older Facilities

A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.

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