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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2010

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov

Maggie Stier, N.H. Preservation Alliance
603-224-2281, ext. 14
ms@nhpreservation.org

Amy Dixon, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
603-224-4113
adixon@lchip.org

Register now for historic preservation workshop

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) and the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources are teaming up to offer a day-long workshop to help preservation project leaders work with the federal standards and guidelines that typically apply to their projects.  

"Getting the Very Best: Applying and Complying with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" will take place at the NH Historical Society Library, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH, on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The cost is $50; non-profit rate of $35. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits from American Institute of Architects—New Hampshire are available. To register, visit www.nhpreservation.org or call the Alliance at 603-224-2281.

"Getting the Very Best" is specifically designed for architects, engineers, builders and project managers to: familiarize themselves with the federal standards for historic preservation, understand the review process and know what it takes to successfully implement the standards. The workshop is also appropriate for energy-efficiency consultants and weatherization contractors to learn more about specialized treatment of historic properties, as well municipal leaders or non-profit staff and volunteers who are working on a historic building project that is required to comply with these standards.

Historic preservation projects contribute substantially to New Hampshire’s economic vitality and environmental sustainability according to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. Labor-intensive rehabilitation work keeps money circulating in local economies, and businesses and visitors are attracted to our historic neighborhoods and landscapes. Building use and construction represents 59% of energy use in the state, and old buildings can, and should, “go green.”

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is the statewide non-profit organization committed to the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.nhpreservation.org.

Since 2001, ninety-nine historic preservation projects in the state have received funding from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program which provides matching grants to NH communities and non-profits to conserve and preserve New Hampshire’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. For more information, visit www.lchip.org.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr.

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