Sacred Places Spring 2010 | Page 20

INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE FEATURE RESOURCES FOR “GREENING” YOUR SACRED SPACE Going “green” is a hot trend these days, with the word used to describe everything from clothes to paper towels to cleaning supplies to buildings. Though it may seem like historic buildings fall outside the realm of “green building,” in reality, the greenest building is often the one already built. And while preservation and energy efficiency might appear to be at cross purposes, there are many steps that those who use or live in historic buildings can take to reduce their energy use, and by extension, their energy costs. From a purely economical po [