Heritage and Sustainability 1: Built Heritage

This Practice Note relates to the conservation of existing buildings and improvements to their environmental performance. The Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note series is expected to include: Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note1: Built Heritage (this Practice Note) Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note 2: Cultural Landscape Heritage and Sustainability Practice Note 3: Intangible Heritage Heritage and…

ICOMOS releases “Future of Our Pasts” report to increase engagement of cultural heritage in climate action

BAKU, Republic of Azerbaijan, 3 July –  Cultural heritage offers immense and virtually untapped potential to drive climate action and support ethical and equitable transitions by communities towards low carbon, climate resilient development pathways.  Realising that potential, however, requires both better recognition of the cultural dimensions of climate change and adjusting the aims and methodologies…

Cultural Heritage and UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals talk, Tokyo, 19 March 2019

‘Cultural Heritage and UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals: How Historic Buildings can be a Resource for Ecologically Sustainable Development’ Presentation by Ruth Redden on behalf of ICOMOS Australia NSCES, Tokyo, 19 March 2019 On behalf of the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (NSCES), Ruth Redden (M.ICOMOS) will present a lecture…

Sustainability in historic buildings

The Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability (NSCES) works towards the conservation of heritage places in a sustainable context, including cultural heritage, social values and environmental values. We meet regularly and encourage anyone in Australia with interest and experience in the sustainability of heritage places and a willingness to actively contribute to…