OldHouseWeb.com Tackles the Preservation Versus Conservation Debate During National Preservation Month

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OldHouseWeb.com -- a leading website offering resources to old-house enthusiasts -- is happy to introduce new contributing blogger and green renovation expert, Matt Grocoff. By restoring his 110-year old Victorian into an energy neutral home, Grocoff hopes to convince more preservationists that conservation and preservation can go hand-in-hand.

We are setting out to prove that preservation and greening aren’t necessarily opposing objectives.

OldHouseWeb.com -- a leading website offering ideas, articles and resources to old-house enthusiasts -- will join thousands of individuals and organizations across the country in support of National Preservation Month this May. "Old is the New Green" is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP).

OldHouseWeb.com has partnered with Matt Grocoff of GreenovationTV.com to research ways homeowners can reduce the environmental impact of their old homes while preserving their home’s historical character. Grocoff will “live” his experiment by making his 110-year old Folk-Victorian in Ann Arbor, Michigan energy neutral. Read Grocoff's kick-off post, "Old is the New Green: Forget the Prius, Renovate That Old House!."

"By making this year’s theme, ‘Old is the New Green,’ the NTHP is putting focus on a growing controversy between preservationists and green conservationists.” OldHouseWeb.com Spokesperson, John Koo said. “With Matt Grocoff, we are setting out to prove that preservation and greening aren’t necessarily opposing objectives."

OldHouseWeb.com will focus on preservation and sustainability throughout the month of May. The site currently offers old-house owners an extensive "Green Guide," helping them reduce their environmental impact and save money while leading a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle.

In addition to Grocoff's green tips and advice, OldHouseWeb.com has published a number of features highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of sustainability in old homes. Find the following articles and more in OldHouseWeb.com's Green Guide:

  • 10 Ways to Green Your Old Home
  • Small Chores Can Add Up to Large Energy Savings in an Old House
  • Weatherize Your Home for Best Energy Efficiency
  • Put a Charge in Your New Roof - Using Solar Roof Shingles

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. Visit PreservationNation.org to learn more about National Preservation Month.

OldHouseWeb.com is a complete old-house remodeling interactive Web site offering old-house enthusiasts how-to resources spanning several industries from cabinetry to architecture. OldHouseWeb.com includes before and after renovation pictures, feature articles, a product showcase and an active forum featuring thousands of questions, solutions and successes.


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