Each Maryland historic district commission is responsible for managing their community’s precious heritage resources, and increasingly, that work involves the review of proposed projects that incorporate new sustainable building practices. Contrary to what many believe, the use of new technologies need not be in conflict with historic preservation when it is done sensitively. The Chestertown Historic District Commission recently approved plans for Sultana Projects’ educational center, which is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification for architectural features that will minimize its environmental impact. The center was designed to “be sensitive to Chestertown’s past but…clearly a product of the present.”

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