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…

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.…

Why Old is the New Green

When it comes to sustainable architecture, the focus has historically been on designing buildings to reduce emissions. In recent years though, this focus has expanded to take into account the full life-cycle impact of a building and its components. But is this enough? In this article from ArchitectureBoston’s Fall 2015 Issue, originally titled “Old is the…