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A nnual Beer & Brats Party with Market Garden Brewery

C ome to the Cleveland Restoration Society's Sarah Benedict House garden on Friday, June 24 for our annual Beer & Brats party. Enjoy the warm weather, a delicious brat, and a cold beer from the Market Garden Brewery. Mash up old and new with CRS as we celebrate the power of historic preservation and the opening of the Market Garden Production Brewery, Tour and Tasting Room. Younger than 35? You can save 50% off the ticket price with code YP2016 during registration.

A Warm Welcome to North Olmsted and Euclid

We are delighted to announce that the cities of North Olmsted and Euclid will be joining the Heritage Home Program for a six month trial period starting July 1!   In an effort to reach more homeowners in Northeastern Ohio, we offered a six-month trial period to non-participating cities in Cuyahoga County this year. The trial offer allows cities to participate from July 1 to December 31 2016.  North Olmsted and Euclid were the first to join the trial period, and we hope to see more cities join soon.
We would like to thank North Olmsted for mentioning The Heritage Home Program in an article written for Cleveland.com.  Articles like these help promote our program to your community members. 

Service Spotlight: Historic Buildings are the Greenest Buildings

There is nothing greener than restoring and reusing what already exists.  The reuse of materials keeps them out of the land fill, and minimizes the need for energy to be wasted on the production of new materials.  It has been estimated that as much as 40% of our landfill waste is from construction.

Most older homes are built with superior materials, such as old growth wood. Old growth wood comes from trees that grew and matured naturally over centuries.  This allowed the wood to harden and become more insect and moisture resistant, as opposed to new growth wood.  New growth wood is typically a fast-growing species that is not given the same opportunity to mature, and results in a weaker building material.  By reusing old growth wood materials that are often found in older homes, we not only retain better-quality materials, but we minimize waste in our landfills, and lessen our carbon emissions from cutting and treating new growth wood for building use.  The Heritage Home Program encourages homeowners to maintain building materials like old growth wood because it is both beneficial for the environment and an integral part of the original architecture of a home.

In March of 2016, Cuyahoga County released a toolkit for a "Sustainable Cuyahoga."  The toolkit includes an section on "Green Building and Historic Preservation." Preservation and adaptive reuse of older buildings is cited as being one of the best methods for a sustainable community, and the Cleveland Restoration Society is mentioned as a community leader and educator in historic preservation practices. By offering the Heritage Home Program to your residents, you are already employing one of the tools recommended in the kit. 

The toolkit was generated by Cuyahoga County and the GreenCityBlue Lake Institute. It compiles a series of best practices and "how-to's" for municipalities to learn from and implement. You can access the toolkit  here. "Green Building and Historic Preservation" information can be found on page 15 of the toolkit. 

Community Events As A Marketing Tool

Helping Us Reach Out To Your Community Members
Heritage staff recently participated in South Euclid's Rock the Block event, an annual community event featuring live entertainment, local vendors and non-profit and governmental information booths. Community events like this are a great way to market the Heritage Home Program. They provide a fun, informal opportunity to meet-and-greet with your city's residents, familiarize them to the Heritage program and answer their questions. If your city is hosting an upcoming community event and is interested in having a Heritage staff member participate, please contact us.

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