As far as I know, historical structures are strongly built, thus will not wear out easily. The Jeremiah Evangelical Church is a structure in the 60s that was repurposed and used as elegant homes. The six story building has saved the environment with it being repurposed instead of being wrecked and have its debris added to the mountains of landfills we have. With some parts being remodeled and some reused, residents of this repurposed building will surely feel the feeling of being of help to the environment while enjoying the benefits of living in a comfortable and elegantly designed residential space.
Source: Mathias Romm Architecture