Reinventing through Renovation

Can the interests of historic preservation and energy efficiency live together? We ask the question of James Petersen who is renovating his company headquarters, an 18th century building in historic Portsmouth, NH. With help from Michael Bruss of Bruss Construction and Integrated Building Energy Associates they are in the trenches – full of water and rotten sills – as they attempt to make an old house work as a contemporary office. What stories can these walls tell?