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…

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…