Resources for taking action:
- The American Secretary of the Interior publishes the Preservation Briefs, which discuss and provide guidance on several common issues in historic building preservation, rehabilitation and restoration. A small sampling of topics includes: wooden windows, wood siding, roofing, accessibility, historic masonry and many, many, more. A trustworthy and practical resource for owners of historic buildings: https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm
- This site provides a great resource book on the topic of maintenance plan creation: https://archive.org/details/cyclicalmaintena00chab. A maintenance plan is a critical tool for building owners that have revolving personnel or board members.
- Faith and the Common Good provides guidance on "greening" faith communities, including practical tool kits. The "Energy Star Action Workbook" provides a complete manual for undertaking an energy efficiency project and the "DIY Energy Audit" allows owners to get to know their buildings and discover ways to use less energy. https:\\faithcommongood.org/guides
- This UK based organization provides very practical building conservation articles: www.buildingconservation.com/articles/articles.htm