Recent APT activities

Special issue of APT Bulletin on climate change and historic preservation The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) recently released a special issue of APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology which examines the intersection of climate change and historic preservation. The bulletin includes content from US, Canada and the UK. You can read an outline…

Preserving heritage with tomorrow’s technologies

APT Conference – San Antonio, Texas 30 October – 2 November 2016 Early registration closes 31 July 2016 The conference will include workshops and symposia focusing on a range of issues, including developing technical guidance for protecting historic buildings from flooding and sea level rise, as well as the preservation of building envelopes and mechanical systems.…

EFFESUS Final Conference

EFFESUS Final Conference | 24 June 2016 Dordrecht, Netherlands | Presentations, booklet and video online. EFFESUS is a EU funded research project that investigates the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and develops technologies and systems for improvement. It unites 23 partners from the academic sector and industry, and municipal authorities from 13 European states. More…

Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2016

Innovations for Sustainable Future June 22–24 2016, Prague The CESB2016 is currently underway in Prague. 300 delegates are in attendance representing 48 countries. NSCES Australia member Jenny Faddy, reports from Prague where she is attending the conference:   In one of the keynote talks, Raymond Cole from Canada expressed his frustration that in the past 20 years…

Living Building Challenge: capital city workshops and new guidelines

The Living Building Challenge – ‘the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard’ – is once again offering the Living Building Challenge 3.0 workshop – but this time, with Australian case studies. This all-day course provides an in-depth look at the Living Building Challenge, from high-level philosophy to the detail of the certification process. This course would be…