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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2011

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

Yvonne Nanasi, NH Preservation Alliance
(603) 246-7186
yn@nhpreservation.org

Home weatherization tips, Route 110 covenants workshop: September 17 in Berlin

Would you like to learn ways to make your home more energy efficient?

Is your property eligible for an historic preservation covenant because of the Route 110 relocation project? If so, what does that mean to you?

Berlin property owners and residents seeking answers to these questions are invited to a free workshop at the Northern Forest Heritage Park on Saturday, September 17 from 9:30 – noon. This workshop is sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the City of Berlin in partnership with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, the Berlin & Coös Historical Society, Tri-County CAP and Berlin Better Buildings are co-sponsors.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn more about ways to make an older home more efficient while still preserving its history and character. There are many easy do-it-yourself weatherization projects that can save hundreds of dollars in fuel and electricity costs, as well as make a home more comfortable. Information packets with step-by-step instructions will be available.

Berlin native Peter Bilodeau, an energy auditor and renovator for more than 25 years, and George Turner, a member of the American Institute of Architects who has served as a consultant for the preservation of the Northern Forest Heritage Park and the Littleton Community House, will be on hand to offer weatherization tips and answer questions.

Peter Michaud from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources will present information about historic protective covenants, whichare being offeredto lessen the impact of the Route 110 relocation project to historical properties in the Avenues neighborhood.

There is no charge to attend the workshop. Pre-registration is requested: contact the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance at (603) 224-2281, admin@nhpreservation.org.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, 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 us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is the state’s non-profit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1985, the group is dedicated to the preservation of New Hampshire’s buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy to protect the character of our communities and contribute to the state’s economic vitality. Learn more at http://nhpreservation.org.

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