A Program of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation


Check back regularly for new documents and resources to help you understand the complexities of restoring your property.

Historic Restoration

Learning how to restore an old home will save you time and money, and it’s a green practice.

Green Initiatives

Make your home and yard healthy for your family and friendly to the environment. Check back here often for new tools and resources to help you make your home more sustainable.

  • Healthy Home Resources. A local nonprofit that helps you reduce and eliminate environmental hazards in your home.
  • GTECH Strategies. A Pittsburgh-based non-profit social enterprise dedicated to fostering community and growing the green economy by eliminating blight.
  • Green Up Pittsburgh. An initiative of the City of Pittsburgh that supports individuals and organizations’ greening vacant lots.

Energy Efficiency

Simple tools and techniques make lighting, heating and cooling older homes much less expensive. Check back often for new tools and resources for making your home more energy efficient.

Home Improvements

With the right tools and a little know-how, you can complete many repair and renovation projects yourself.

Check back here often for new resources to help you improve your home.

  • DoItYourself.com. Home repair projects and how-to articles.
  • HGTV. Home improvement guides from Home & Garden Television.
  • About.com: Home repair. Home improvement guides from About.com