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Sustainable Building Conservation
Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment

ISBN 9781859465424
Published March 21, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
176 Pages

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Book Description

This book incorporates UK and international case studies and essays to identify the overlaps in the interests of energy and building conservation.

The relevance and adjustments of qualitative and quantitative frames of reference are introduced, alongside the various expertise of the contributors: architects, designers, conservation consultants and academics. The second part of the book showcases sustainable domestic and non-domestic heritage projects, translating the preceding research into information that practitioners can use in their everyday work.

The book will appeal to architecture students, newly qualified professionals and conservation architects and will enhance readers’ ambitions, so that they feel equipped and inspired to work with old buildings sensitively, creatively and sustainably.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Evaluations- (Theories) 

1. The English Climate and Enduring Principles of Environmental Design

Dean Hawkes 

2. The Energy Context of Domestic Traditional Buildings for the UK

 Simon Lannon 

3. Retrofitting Heritage Buildings

Peter Cox 

4. Containing the Questions

Douglas Kent 

Part 2: Responses- Practices 

5. An Integrated Approach To Heritage And Sustainability: Four Academic Building Projects in the USA

Tom Hotaling  

6. New Court Trinity College Cambridge: Continuing a legacy of inhabitation

Oliver Smith 

7. Four Case Studies Demonstrating the Impacts of Energy Conservation in Traditional Domestic Buildings

Oriel Prizeman 

8. Sustaining Heating in Places of Worship: Physical, Social, Organizational and Commercial Factors as Determinants of Strategic Decision Making and Practical Outcomes

Bruce Induni 

Part 3: Conclusions  Potential for Further Research

Oriel Prizeman

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Oriel Prizeman is a RIBA Accredited Conservation Architect trained at Cambridge and the Architectural Association. She ran her own practice focusing on work to listed houses in the Cambridge area from 1996-2012 and has established a new MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff in September 2013.