The purpose of this blog is to highlight architectural preservation efforts throughout the state and Florida. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, historic preservation is the protection of historic structures and properties.
It is an accepted practice of local governments acting in public interest to preserve historic heritage in its built environment. By its very nature, historic preservation is also a tangible form of recycling and embodies the heart of sustainability which is defined as an initiative that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p. 43). Green design, on the other hand, is defined by the Green Design Education Initiative (2003) as a principle that “implies an interest in design that protects people’s health and well-being.” Both Sustainability and Green design efforts will also be highlighted in this blog as they relate to historic architectural preservation.