Portsmouth Goes Green with Historic Preservation in Mind

June 9, 2011 By Leave a Comment

A new project right here in Portsmouth is combining architectural preservation and sustainability—two ideas we support wholeheartedly at TMS.

The Portsmouth Historic District Commission is allowing Jack Bingham of SEA Solar Store to install a solar hot water system on the roof of Congress Street eatery Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café, according to this Green Alliance article from the Portsmouth Patch.

Not only will the system bolster savings for Jumpin’ Jay’s, but it will also serve as a great green example for other local New Hampshire businesses. And as a tip of the hat to Portsmouth’s architectural allure and history, passersby will hardly see the panels at all. Like Bingham told The Green Alliance:

“The great thing about these systems is that they can be hidden in such a way that the surrounding architecture isn’t compromised in any way.”

You can learn more about the decision from the Portsmouth Patch. Here’s to going green while appreciating historic preservation!

Photo: Jim Cavan via portsmouth-nh.patch.com

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