This page provides links to studies and guides that answer two questions:
Article on the threat of climate change on Canadian National Historic Sites. Published by Canada’s Historic Places; includes links to other resources.
Literature review and case study synthesis on the benefits of heritage building conservation and how sustainability-focused strategies may be applied to enhance both environmental performance and heritage conservation.
Resource of articles and case studies that demonstrate the value of listening to indigenous peoples and communities for knowledge on climate change assessment and adaptation.
Discusses the policy adopted at the 2015 World Heritage Convention : Policy on the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, and acknowledges the role that World Heritage must play in sustainable development.
» Sustainability And The Built Environment: Forging A Role For Heritage Conservation (Getty Conservation Institute)
Article in Spring 2011 edition of “Conservation Perspectives” making a case for the role that heritage conservation should play in sustainability planning. Includes calls to action to create an ‘Alternative Future for Heritage Conservation’.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation publication with tips, tools and case studies for heritage conservation at both municipal planning and property owner levels.
Outlines BC Energy Efficiency Regulations for Windows, Glazing, Doors, Skylights approved in 2011.
The document is a “sustainable building tool” that will enhance the readers understanding of the environmental benefits of heritage conservation and the strong inter-relationship between natural and built heritage conservation.
Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada serves as a “sustainable building toolkit” that will enhance understanding of the environmental benefits of heritage conservation and of the strong interrelationship between natural and built heritage conservation. Intended as a useful set of best practices, the guidelines in Building Resilience can be applied to existing and traditionally constructed buildings as well as formally recognized heritage places.
Read the full report here.
Australia ICOMOS offers a toolkit of resources, including examples of policy guidelines for sustainability in heritage in different regions.
This guide focuses on environmental sustainability, with a green building checklist to use when assessing the energy efficiency of your heritage property.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation; includes links to other resources and case studies.
Better Homes helps British Columbians find rebates that save energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Funded by the City of Vancouver and administered by Vancouver Heritage Foundation.