Green Building & Historic Preservation
Most communities in Cuyahoga County now have — or will soon
have — an aging stock of buildings. Therefore a lot of rebuilding and
retrofitting will be needed in the coming years, and it will be very important
to encourage a transition to better buildings.
What Communities Can Do?
- Include green building, historic preservation,
and healthy house tips in civic publications (newsletters, websites, etc.). The
Bay Village Green Team provides an example.
- Green building guidelines and certification —
encourage the development of green buildings with special guidelines and
recognition. Orange Village’s Orange Goes Green Certification Program is an example of a
community recognition program for green residential construction and commercial