RE-LOVED BUILDINGS – Saving embodied energy for sustainability and climate action

All buildings should be considered for re-use. Demolition and re-building from scratch is neither realistic nor sustainable, while re-use can help combat climate change. Rachel Jackson Rachel Jackson and Jean Rice from NSCES and and other experts are featured in The Fifth Estate a series of articles on re-loved buildings showcasing conservation and adaptive reuse…

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…