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Sustainability or Planned Obsolescence, We Decide

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

As we all consider the rules and guidelines for our Comprehensive Ordinance and specifically what we say about historic building materials, it is important to really think about what “modern” materials offer as an alternative. We know that most of our housing stock is around 100 years old and, except for hazardous paint and deferred […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Fresh bloom in St. Albans | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com. Some great press for Jim Cameron and the Saint Albans House project. We had the pleasure of helping out on this facade restoration and providing Green Mountain Windows for an authentic recreation of the lost details.

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

By ANDREE BROOKS Published: November 12, 1989 Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page FROM almost every source – television, radio, direct mail and print ads – homeowners are being bombarded with promotions for thermal-pane replacement windows. A homeowner with an aging house and no restrictions on exterior modifications can find all this quite tempting. The […]

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Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Window Restoration and Chemicals?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Does this make any sense to you? Window restorers in Vermont that are working on one of my projects want to dip windows to remove the glaze & paint. I say dipping the windows makes me nervous & that I’d rather have them use steam of a speed heater. They say they’ve never heard of […]

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Poor Old Windows!

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Dear friend, Cast aside…Rejected… Craving your attention as you look RIGHT THROUGH THEM! What did beautiful, old windows ever do to deserve such heartless treatment? As you read this, homeowners across America are ripping innocent, unsuspecting, character-rich, older and historic windows out of their homes; casting them aside for new models. http://www.savethewindows.org Their despair is […]

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Another CCTV Preservation Burlington Show

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

 I had the chance to speak with David Keefe from Efficiency Vermont, http://www.efficiencyvermont.com, about warming up our old houses for the winter. http://www.cctv.org/node/100134 Always a great conversation. Thanks to David and Preservation Burlington for the opportunity.

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WINTER ENERGY TIP FROM Burlington Electric Department

November 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

WINTER ENERGY TIP FROM BED By Mary Sullivan, BED Communications Coordinator – City of Burlington, Pine St, msullivan@burlingtonelectric.com Fri, 06 November 2009   Here is a tip from Chris Burns, director of BED’s Energy Services. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Energy Tip from the Burlington Electric Department   With the heating season here it is important to know what […]

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Even more on windows from the National Trust

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

 Richard Moe talks again about efficiency and sustainability and the role of preservation. http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2009/september-october/presidents-note.htmlWe look forward to the results of this long term study about the energy efficiency of original windows.

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LinkedIn discussion, Historic Restoration and Preservation group

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

“How do you feel about replacing original windows in historic building with new in the name of “energy efficiency”? “Why do they call them replacement windows? Because you have to replace them in 15 years.” As an architect specializing for over 30 years in historic renovations and the “greening” of historic homes, I have never […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows