Being from New England, we’re surrounded by historically beautiful buildings almost everywhere we go. But just because they’re nice to look at and give our community unique charm, doesn’t mean they are always an efficient use of space. Often, the design of these buildings is outdated, and the systems and architecture prevent it being used to its full capacity. By employing the use of energy renovation and historical renovation experts, you can breathe new life into these structures and make them a valued part of the community.
What’s Unique About These Renovations?
Both historical and energy renovations are different than traditional improvements because they aim to keep the space looking the same – or at least similar – aesthetically. Instead of tackling things like paint color and new floors, these types of renovations make the area more efficient (both spatially and energy wise) while keeping historical charm. Although some ornamental changes might happen, like adding a wall to divide the space or changing the windows to more energy efficient ones, the general idea is to keep the historic atmosphere alive.
Why would you change anything? What’s the point if it won’t make a difference in appearance? Well, older buildings may not be up to the latest safety codes, for one. Making “behind the scenes” renovations allow the building to be used again! From weight limitations to electricity, making historical improvements can turn an underutilized space into everyone’s favorite place to stop. In addition to general safety codes, building ordinances may also be in place in regards to energy efficiency and how a building runs. In this case, old buildings will need updates – like new windows or HVAC systems – to make sure they’re using energy in the best way possible.
Think about the historic buildings in your town. Are they being utilized? Some cities choose to turn these buildings into historical monuments, while some use them as modern offices or even community hubs like libraries and town halls. Through historical and energy renovation projects, you can add something beautiful to your community. Click here to browse our gallery of recent projects.