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Studies Conducted by the UF Law School on Historic Preservation:

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida(2002)(View 2010 Update)

Contributions of Historic Preservation to Quality of Life of Floridians

New Lead-based Paint Requirements: This fact sheet sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation outlines the facts that affect most historic properties as it relates to lead-based paints and the EPA's new rule for renovation, repair, and painting.

New Weatherization Recommendations for your Historic Property

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a comprehensive and growing source of information if you are considering how to implement an energy efficient retrofit of a historic property. Energy audits, windows, mechanical systems, insulation, and roofs are covered. Additionally, learn about how historic properties were constructed with inherent design features that maximize energy efficiency from siting, ventilation, and screening.

What Resources are there on Weatherization, Wood Windows, and Sustainability?

New Windows Weatherization Tips & Strategies

Are you considering replacing your windows? Why do the original windows in my home matter? Why do they contribute to my home? More information on the importance of your historic windows can be found on the National Trust for Historic Preservation site.

Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

A set of standards intended to guide in the methods of rehabilitation of historic properties. "Rehabilitation" is defined as "the process of returning a property to a state of utility, through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values."

National Park Service: Working on the Past in Local Historic Districts
Learn all about historic districts, local preservation ordinances, the local historic preservation commissions or boards, and the creation and use of design guidelines to administer an ordinance.
National Park Service Preservation Briefs
Preservation Briefs are a series of 43 illustrated and easy to use guides for historic homeowners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.
Division of Historical Resources / Bureau of Historic Preservation
The Division of Historical Resources is the state agency responsible for promoting the historical, archaeological, museum and folk culture resources in Florida. The Director of the Division of Historical Resources serves as Florida's State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO).
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
The Florida Trust is an organization developed to promote statewide preservation efforts through conferences and workshops, publications, and by encouraging heritage tourism.
Certified Local Government Program
The National Park Service through the Division of Historical Resources as a Certified Local Government (CLG) has certified Gainesville. Read more about the benefits of CLG status at this National Park Service website.
An introduction to basic resources and techniques for researching historic buildings, structures, and districts.
My Property is Important to America’s Heritage, What Does That Mean?
Identifies the purpose behind historic designations from federal, state, and local levels as well as provides recommendations to protect your historic property.
For over 30 years, TPS has helped home owners, preservation professionals, organizations, and government agencies by publishing printed pamphlets and books – easy-to-read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings. These web features build on that tradition.
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