The nine chapters in this book show how that agenda can and should be expanded by examining many other facets of the environment, including agricultural lands, urban waterworks, irrigation systems, natural settings, an arboretum, and ...
Author: Richard Longstreth
Publisher: University of Delaware
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability have generally focused on the energy consumption of buildings. The nine chapters in this book show how that agenda can and should be expanded by examining many other facets of the environment, including agricultural lands, urban waterworks, irrigation systems, natural settings, an arboretum, and post–World War II suburbs.
How can we explain sustainable heritage and sustainability? Comprised of four sections, this book includes six chapters by noted experts and researchers.
Author: Dr. Kabila Hmood
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Urban and Architectural Heritage within Sustainability is interested in the cities of the future, which must tie together the past, present, and future through an advanced connective chain that meets all humans' requirements in any era. This book attempts to answer many questions, such as what is urban conservation? How do cities of historical depth deal with modern planning policies and our conservation policies, rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation of historical cities and heritage buildings? How can we explain sustainable heritage and sustainability? Comprised of four sections, this book includes six chapters by noted experts and researchers. Section 1 covers heritage conservation and rehabilitation of architectural and urban heritage. Section 2 investigates current retrofitting strategies and interventions in heritage buildings through the viewpoint of energy efficiency. Section 3 redefines what identity is and explores how new places and spaces offer an eyrie of cultural values. And Section 4 establishes heritage significant values and assesses sustainable heritage conservation options.
A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuse'and the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States.
A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuse'and the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, Sustainable Preservation explores the power of adaptive reuse to reduce those numbers and move us toward sustainability. It shows how an icon such as H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston can go green'and why a 1970s strip-mall supermarket not only deserves similar attention but can also emerge as a building that delights users. Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make'from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation: - Presents fifty case studies of projects'schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings'that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability - Covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. - Reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality - Explains calculators and programs that supplement the LEED green building certification program requirements to yield even greater environmental benefits Sustainable Preservation makes a compelling argument that preservation and sustainability don't just protect the environment, but deliver a full range of societal benefits, from job creation to stronger social connection. On the Cover: Trinity Church in Boston: Under the leadership of Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy recently completed restoration and expansion of H.H. Richardson's 1877 masterpiece, Trinity Church. Significant environmental aspects include a new below-grade assembly space that incorporates the structure's massive stone piers; installation of ground-source heat pumps that dramatically reduce heating and cooling requirements; complete on-site management of all stormwater; and full use of local, recycled, and low-VOC materials.
The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.
Author: Jean Carroon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make—from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation presents 50 case studies of projects—schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings—that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability. The author covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.
Category: City planning
This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose.
Author: Amalia Leifeste
This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and sustainable-design strategies into cross-disciplinary themes. Through topics such as Cultural Relationships with Nature, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, and Resource Systems; Integrating Biodiversity into the Built Environment Rehabilitation Practice; Fixing the Shortcomings Within Community Design, Planning, and Policy; Strategies for Adapting Buildings and Structures for Rising Sea Levels; and Vehicles as a Microcosm of Approaching Built Environment Rehabilitation, the book explores contemporary ecological and heritage ethics as a strategy for improving the livability of the built environment. The authors provide a holistic critique of the challenges we face in light of climate and cultural changes occurring from the local to the global level. It synthesizes the best practices offered by separate disciplines as one cohesive way forward toward sustainable design. The authors consider strategies for increasing the physical and cultural longevity of the built environment, why these two are so closely paired, and the potential their overlap offers for sustained and meaningful inhabitation. Sustainable Heritage unites students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines with one common language and more closely aligned sets of objectives for preservation and sustainable design.
Imagine a community where all decision-making done by the municipal government considers each decision's impact on the earth.
Author: Vicki M. Birenberg
Category: Historic preservation
Imagine a community where all decision-making done by the municipal government considers each decision's impact on the earth. Traditional approaches to sustainability planning typically happen in a piecemeal way in organizations, where any gains made in one area may be offset by the unsustainable practices of another. But in an ideal community, a framework for sustainability decision-making would be used in all areas of community planning and municipal operations. The framework would allow all areas of government to work in coordination to reach the goal of a sustainable community. The City of Bayfield, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Superior, intends to become such a community. In 2006, they adopted a resolution to become an eco-municipality, which is based on a Swedish model of municipal government. There are currently 60 eco- municipalities in Scandinavia, and the movement is growing in the United States. Bayfield was the third community in their area to adopt the model, paving the way for a coordinated effort between neighboring municipalities in the Chequemegon Bay region. The eco-municipality model uses The National Step framework as a guide to reaching sustainability goals. This framework provides a holistic, "bottoms-up" approach to decision-making, affecting all areas of government, including historic preservation planning. Bayfield has a large historic district. Property owners are interested in sustainability, yet fail to understand how historic preservation and sustainability are linked. Preserving cultural resources helps to preserve ecological resources, as well as a list contributing to Bayfield's sustainability both economically and socially. The primary component of this thesis is a guide for property owners in the Bayfield Historic District to educate them about sustainability from a historic preservation perspective. It identifies what is inherently green in the district and addresses energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Other aspect of "green" construction and rehabilitation, such as additions to historic buildings are presented, as well as a list of resources and incentives. The thesis includes an introduction that explores the history of the eco-municipality movement in Sweden and its recent emergence in the United States. It will attempt to discover how historic preservation is impacted by the use of the model and will identify the challenges to meeting the system conditions of The Natural Step framework within the field of historic preservation.
Technical Preservation Services, Preservation Brief 3: Improving Energy
Efficiency in Historic Buildings. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Growing public interest in environmental sustainability is a gift to historic sites and museums. It is an invitation to use our knowledge, collections, and sites to discuss how human practices and interactions with the environment in past were – and were not – environmentally sustainable. Being green still has a great deal to do with using less energy, buying less stuff, and recycling more, but now sustainability just as important in strategic planning, interpretation and public engagement. Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums details how to go green at every level of your organization Why is this important? Because it is no longer a choice; environmental awareness as an amenity has become climate awareness as a necessity. Seas and storms threaten historic coastal communities. Flooding increasingly threatens sites near rivers. What structural precautions, collections care changes, and insurance approaches should you take for the new normal? What self-sufficiencies must you develop? What role do you have in community responses? Let environmental sustainability change the way you operate, engage the community and fulfill your mission. Let this book introduce you to the topic if you’re new to it; or take you to the next level of performance if you’ve been doing this awhile. From one of the leading experts in the sustainability practices in museums, this book explains how engaging in sustainable practices will benefit not only the planet, but also the people you serve, your programs and even your profits. To demonstrate this, Sutton provides case studies from museums at the forefront of the green movement.
In the first major work to analyze this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats to tangible and intangible heritage, and from social and economic ...
Author: Diane Barthel-Bouchier
Publisher: Left Coast Press
"In the first major work to analyse this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats and from contradictions inherent in new partnerships with international tourism and development." -- Back cover.
In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows howrehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.
Author: Robert A. Young
Publisher: Island Press
When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows howrehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities. Students and professionals alike will discover the multifaceted benefits of reuse. Young begins by describing how historic preservation in the United States, often overlooked because of the predominant focus on new construction, is actually an important sustainable design strategy. He then examines thesocial, environmental, and economic benefits of preservation—from the societal value of reusing existing buildings to financial incentives available for rehabilitation. Young concludes with insights into the future of reusing buildings as a sustainability strategy.He also provides several informative appendices,including a glossary of key terms and acronyms and recommendations for further reading. Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.
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Author: Yehia Bahei-El-Din
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book reports on cutting-edge technologies that have been fostering sustainable development in a variety of fields, including built and natural environments, structures, energy, advanced mechanical technologies as well as electronics and communication technologies. It reports on the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Internet-of-Things, predictive maintenance, as well as modeling and control techniques to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings, enhance their environmental contribution and positively impact the social equity. The different chapters, selected on the basis of their timeliness and relevance for an audience of engineers and professionals, describe the major trends in the field of sustainable engineering research, providing them with a snapshot of current issues together with important technical information for their daily work, as well as an interesting source of new ideas for their future research. The works included in this book were selected among the contributions to the BUE ACE1, the first event, held in Cairo, Egypt, on 8-9 November 2016, of a series of Annual Conferences & Exhibitions (ACE) organized by the British University in Egypt (BUE).
In Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design, Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings.
Author: Kathryn Rogers Merlino
Publisher: University of Washington Press
In Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design, Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings. The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 41 percent of all primary energy use and 48 percent of all carbon emissions. The impact of the demolition and removal of an older building can greatly diminish the advantages of adding green technologies to new construction. Reusing existing buildings can be challenging to accomplish, but changing the way we think about environmentally conscious architecture has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, Merlino calls for a more expansive view of historic preservation that goes beyond keeping only the most distinctive structures and requiring that they remain fundamentally unchanged to embracing the creative reuse of even unremarkable buildings. In support of these points, Building Reuse includes a compelling range of case studies�from an eighteen-story office building to a private home�all located in the Pacific Northwest, a region with a long history of sustainable design and urban growth policies that have made reuse projects feasible.
Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood is one of the last remaining areas of the inner city to have not yet seen large-scale redevelopment.
Author: Sarah Bridget Kobetis
Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood is one of the last remaining areas of the inner city to have not yet seen large-scale redevelopment. Situated just northeast of downtown, the neighborhood's population is predominantly low- to mid-income African Americans; demographics are similar today as they were during the neighborhood's prime, from the 1920s-60s, when the Fifth Ward was a cultural hub of Houston famous for its musical culture of zydeco and blues. The ward's rich history also has dark spots, however, specifically its longstanding reputation as a center of poverty and violent crime, and its physical vulnerability to damaging floods. Much of the neighborhood's built history is unpreserved and unprotected, at risk of being wiped off the map by both development interests and extreme weather events. By modernizing the city's approach to stormwater management and infrastructure and strengthening its historic preservation and emergency management practices, Houston could help preserve one of its oldest communities, while also decreasing flood volumes, improving air and water quality, saving money, and establishing a pattern of smart growth citywide. In addition, neighborhood level efforts to promote placemaking via preservation and sustainability efforts can help the Fifth Ward leverage the redevelopment process to change its reputation, ensuring a future for the community that respects its past.
The essays in this book represent an up to date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments with an analysis of the problems that these cities face, as they confront ...
Author: Bashir A. Kazimee
Publisher: WIT Press
The essays in this book represent an up to date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments with an analysis of the problems that these cities face, as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The authors in the book aim to the need for knowledge and understanding of Islamic society which is crucial for comprehending their rich architectural heritage and urban form with their intended meanings and uses. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The subject matter in this book will provide an important body of knowledge, not only to the design professionals and students of architecture and planning, but also includes useful information across disciplines, such as social sciences, planning, urban geography and more.
Planning for Distinctiveness and Sustainability in Heritage Tourism Louna Ja'far
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Author: Louna Ja'far Khirfan
Category: Historic preservation
With contribiutions Francesco Bandarin, Minja Yang and Mechthild Rössler This publication is the fourth in the Heritage Studies series and aims to reflect upon the many dimensions of sustainability and sustainable development within the ...
Author: Marie-Theres Albert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This publication discusses sustainability as it directly concerns the potentials of the different approaches for World Heritage and for Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability, which are environmental, economic, social and cultural, into Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse itself.
Use the sample documents and resource lists to jumpstart your cultural heritage tourism program, and monitor and measure the efforts. This book walks you through every step, from inception to evaluation.
Author: Cheryl M. Hargrove
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
Every place has a story to tell, often found in historic sites or cultural traditions of the people who settled or currently live in a community, city, region or state. When these stories and places are shared with visitors, this activity becomes what is known as cultural heritage tourism. Success and sustainability in this growing industry segment requires careful planning and adequate resources. Cultural Heritage Tourism: Five Steps for Success and Sustainability provides detailed instruction through a proven five-step process to help planners, managers and community leaders attract visitors and their spending to your cultural heritage site, attraction, event or destination. Learn how to assess, plan for, develop, market, fund, manage, and measure cultural heritage for growth and sustainability. Refer to the best practices and case studies from across the country as examples for replication and reference. Use the sample documents and resource lists to jumpstart your cultural heritage tourism program, and monitor and measure the efforts. This book walks you through every step, from inception to evaluation.
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movement is fragmented nationally and worldwide . Celebrating Earth Day has
not brought ...
Author: Virginia O. Benson
This text focuses on complex economic, political, and social realities facing the historic preservation profession. It provides an in-depth historic analysis of the profession, a summary of legal issues, an architectural synopsis, and a discussion of career opportunities in the public and private sectors.