Sustainability And Preservation

11 Questions  I  By Rzeigler on September 29, 2011
Do you know what it means to be sustainable?  Sustainability is more than recycling and clean energy; it is the concept of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  The three pillars of sustainability are: environmental, economic and social.  Can your old building contribute to all three?  Test your knowledge about sustainability and preservation with this fun and quick quiz. (Estimated time: 10 minutes)

  

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1.  What type of development can fuel economic growth without limit?
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2.  True or false, old buildings were designed to be energy efficient?
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3.     Which creates more jobs?
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4.  How many years does it take for a new energy efficient building to recover carbon used to build it?
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5.  Which of the following is true of preservation overlays?
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6.  Which is the best explanation of the term "embodied energy?"
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7.  If today we had to replace the older and historic homes occupied by households below the poverty level, using the most cost effective of Federal housing programs, how much would it cost American taxpayers?
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8.  When making improvements to a building to increase energy efficiency, which should be considered first?
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9.  True of False, solar panels are not allowed in preservation overlays?
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10.  Which building would be the "greenest" building?
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11.  What should realtors and buyers know about preservation zoning overlays?
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