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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 site development