Energy & Sustainability

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability (ISCES)

The International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability was established by ICOMOS in 2012 to further the conservation and protection of heritage places through the soundly-based application of energy conservation and sustainable development principles to heritage places.

 

National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability

The Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability was formed in 2014 from the Energy and Sustainability Working Group, also to further the conservation and protection of heritage places through the soundly-based application of energy conservation and sustainable development principles to heritage places and expand the work of ISCES to with the involvement of Australia ICOMOS members.

 

State Guidelines  РEnergy Efficiency in Heritage Places

Click on the links below to access PDFs of these guidelines

 

Old Star, Green Star_Architecture Bulletin_Sept-Oct 2009 [PDF size: 188KB]

The greenest buildings are actually well-managed existing buildings, argues Craig Roussac in this article.

 

Sustainable heritage_Architecture Bulletin, March-April 2011 [PDF size: 4.2MB]

In this issue: Why adaptation and conservation is a sustainable long-term strategy.

 

Sustainability and heritage bibliography_MARCH 2015

This bibliography was put together by the Australian Working Group of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy & Sustainability (ISCES).

 

Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings, The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance, 2012 [PDF size: 1.4MB]

This report looks into key aspects of the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This work was undertaken by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) which represents most of the main historic building groups in the UK as well as mainstream construction-related organisations.

 

Sustainable Housing Guide – Harnessing Cooling Breezes, Planning Services Special Projects Unit, City of Townsville [PDF size: 760KB]

This guide provides advice on harnessing breezes and creating air movement inside dwellings.

 

Energy Heritage – A guide to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic homes, Changeworks Resources for Life, 2008 [PDF size: 4.1MB]

This comprehensive guide encourages and facilitates energy efficiency improvements in traditional and historic homes across the UK.