Adaptive Use Success Stories!

Re-use of existing buildings proves to be among the most sustainable options for the architecture sector, preserving materials, embodied energy, and human capital already expended in their original construction, while also avoiding the environmental impact of new construction, reducing the use of new materials, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The recycling of older and historic buildings remains inherently "green", despite the years worn on the facades of these structures.

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Re-Use It! Feature!

Although Charleston has achieved some success in fostering a culture of adaptive use, we continue to advocate for the adaptive use of existing buildings. 'Demolition by Neglect' often plays a role in the loss of historic properties, and in such instances, deferred maintenance leads to the deterioration of buildings. If such deterioration becomes a hazard to life safety, these properties can be slated for immedite demolition. This remains a serious issue in Charleston. Instead of overlooking these properties, or writing them off as eye-sores, we seek to present these properties as candidates for rehabiliation. Take a look at some of our 'Re-use Success Stories" to see awesome examples of adaptive use!

Learn more about tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties in South Carolina . . .

State Tax Credits for Historic Preservation!

Weatherization Incentives