Cities across Europe have experienced record-breaking temperatures this summer
Modern designs have exacerbated heat problems due to the materials used
Experts say contemporary buildings need to learn from the past to find a solution
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…
DRAFT Practice Note 1: Built Environment NSCES are happy to announce this Practice Note on Sustainability and Heritage in the Built Environment – the first in a series of practice notes in energy, sustainability and climate change in heritage by NSCES. At the moment it is in DRAFT, but it will be finalised soon….
Levuka township © Merbabu/wikimedia commons
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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…
Noni Boyd, August 2016 Having recently been to Vietnam via Hong Kong to stay with a friend who has been working in Hoi An, I was once again struck by the range of uses to which bamboo can be put and at the other end of the sustainability scale, the Asian obsession with air…