Guidance for the installation of solar panels in local historic districts.
On February 25, 2013 the Preservation Board adopted guidance for the installation of solar panels in local historic districts. This Solar Panel Installation Policy supports the two approached to solar panel installations in the Standards adopted by ordinance. Some districts have a "no visibility required" standard and others have a "visual compatibility required" standard. The Policy statement identifies which standard each district has and provides guidance for meeting the standards. Reviewing the Policy is a critical first step in any solar panel installation project planning and application.
The Guide for the Applicant includes additional information.
Solar Panel Installation Policy
Guide for the Applicant
Mayor's Sustainability Initiative
Sustainable Buildings - National Park Service
Sustainability Resources for Historic Preservation—Technical Preservation Services, NPS
New Technology and Historic Properties—Technical Preservation Services, NPS
Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Sustainable Historic Preservation - Whole Building Design Guide
Preservation Green Lab - National Trust for Historic Preservation
Smart Growth and Sustainable Preservation of Existing and Historic Buildings - EPA
Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation
Aligning Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design | Sustainable Cities Collective