Reusing old structure to make a new one is such a great idea. Just like the Cromley Lofts in Alexandria that receives a Gold level certification and eventually made them as the first LEED certified condominiums in Virginia. The Cromley Lofts has eight wonderful units that are located in the old town area of Alexandria in an old warehouse building circa 1910. Though the structure is converted into modern condominiums, it remains many elements in the past like the brick walls with spray paints. The green element of the lofts are its green roof, salvaged Georgian pin floors, bamboo cabinetry, cork flooring, low-voc carpets, paints, glues and sealants, Energy Star appliances, and the dual flush toilets.
Source: Cromley Lofts via Jetson Green