The Sustainable Shine Dome: Envisioning Sustainable Futures for Heritage

The University of Canberra has partnered with the Academy of Science, GML Heritage and GHD Engineering, to develop an innovative sustainability plan for a net-zero emissions future for the National Heritage Listed Canberra landmark, the Shine Dome. The multidisciplinary research team led by Michael Jasper, Professor of Architecture, and Tracy Ireland, Professor of Cultural Heritage,…

Valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings

This peer reviewed article on Heritage and ESD Valuing the Environmental Performance of Historic Buildings by Ruth Redden and Robert H. Crawford will be published in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management later this year. Because… “the greenest building is one that is already built” . Carl Elefante ABSTRACT Buildings account for at least one…

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…