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…

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…

Central Europe Towards Sustainable Buildings 2016 – Summary

Jennifer Faddy, September 2016 The focus of the conference was on building reuse and retrofit because this is one of the major challenges to achieve carbon reduction targets in Europe. One of the keynote speakers, Raymond Cole from Canada, called for recognition that buildings in their context needed to “do more good” and called for more…