Historic Preservation

William Huber has been involved in the preservation/restoration and adaptive re-use of older buildings for 35 years.  His understanding of older building construction and materials allow him to readily assess the potentials for salvage, restoration and adaptation.

Older buildings often hold the potential for becoming unique and functional renovated buildings, with the benefit of preserving the historic fabric of those buildings’ environs.  Renovating an existing building can be more cost-effective than building new and is often more environmentally friendly than using undeveloped land and new building materials to satisfy the same building program needs.

Huber has been very involved with the Historic Preservation Tax Credit programs at both the State and Federal levels.  These programs afford qualified projects an excellent funding source for rehabilitating historic structures, yielding as much as 45% of the qualified rehabilitation expenses in the form of Tax Credits.  Huber has helped numerous clients qualify and apply for these credits.

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Sustainable Design

Buildings consume a large portion of the planet’s total energy, water, land, and material diets.  There are many proven strategies available for reducing the negative impact of buildings on our environment.  Because buildings have long lives, the positive effects can be huge over time.

William Huber, AIA, LEED AP, has been trained by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is accredited as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.  The USGBC program allows building designers and owners to quantitatively assess a project’s sustainability.  Sustainable strategies are classified as follows:

-Sustainable Sites
-Water Efficiency
-Energy and Atmosphere
-Materials and Resources
-Indoor Environmental Quality

Every project has its unique challenges and opportunities with respect to sustainability.  We are committed to having the knowledge and the tools to help our clients make their buildings (new or existing) green without extraordinary or ineffective expenditures.