COP26 and Climate Heritage Action Resources
In preparation for COP 26 in Glasgow ( October 31- November 11 2021) , we compiled a list of climate action resources for the heritage sector.
This list will continue to grow and evolve.
Big Picture Overviews
- TEDxCAHP (2020)
- Building Reuse = Climate Action -Mark Thompson Brandt (Senior Conservation Architect & Firm Lead, MTBA Associates, Ltd., Ottawa)
- Save Buildings, Fight Climate Change– Jennifer O’Connor (Executive Director, Athena Institute, Vancouver)
- Conservation of Energy and Existing Heritage Values – Larissa Ide (Sustainability Engineering Intern, Stantec, Ottawa)
- Existing Buildings Make Good Business– Kevin Bates (Developer, Sharp Development, Greensboro, Georgia)
- Climate Heritage Network
- Climate Adaptation: Making a Case to Leverage Existing and Historic Buildings for Zero Net Carbon Heritage BC. (2021)
- Accelerating Building Reuse Would Help Canada Meet its Climate Targets. Chris Wiebe. Policy Option (2021)
- Old Buildings, Climate Change, and the Race to Net Zero Carbon. Cynthia Gunn. Locale Magazine (2020)
- “Historic Buildings and the Race to Net-Zero Carbon.”Carl Elefante (President, AIA) & Edward Mazria (Architecture 2030). Keynote APT-NT Conference 2017. Video or Transcript
- Gathering of the Heritage Sector – Inspiration from Europe’s “Green New Deal” and “Renovation Wave” May 19 2020 Graham Bell (Director, Cultura Trust UK, Board member Europa Nostra), Mark Thompson Brandt (Senior Conservation Architect & Firm Lead, MTBA Associates, Ltd., Ottawa)
- Gathering of the Heritage Sector – Communicating Heritage as Climate Action: Challenges and Opportunities. March 31 2021
Deeper Dives and Making Systemic Change
- National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse. (2011)
- National Trust for Canada. Making Reuse the New Normal: Accelerating the Reuse and Retrofit of Canada’s Built Environment (2020)
- The Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action (2019)
- Historic England. There’s No Place Like Old Homes: Re-use and Recycle to Reduce Carbon (2019)
- Europa Nostra. European Cultural Heritage Green Paper: Putting Europe’s Shared Heritage at the Heart of the European Green Deal. (March 2021)
- Federal Provincial Territorial Historic Places Collaboration. Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada.
- Sizirici, B.; Fseha, Y.; Cho, C.-S.; Yildiz, I.; Byon, Y.-J. A Review of Carbon Footprint Reduction in Construction Industry, from Design to Operation. (2021).
- Historic England. ‘Commercial Renewable Energy Development and the Historic Environment.’ (2021).
- National Trust. ‘Renewable energy at our places’. (2021).
- Horizon 2020 CLIC project (2017-2021). ‘Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse.’
- Fusco Girard, L. (2019). ‘Implementing the circular economy: the role of cultural heritage as the entry point. Which evaluation approaches?’ (2019).
- Foster, G. ‘Circular economy strategies for adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts.’ Resources, Conservation and Recycling. (2020).
- Alessia Buda, Ernst Jan de Place Hansen et al. ‘Conservation-Compatible Retrofit Solutions in Historic Buildings: An Integrated Approach.’. (2021).
- Partnership on Circular Economy and Sustainable Land Use. ‘Sustainable and Circular reuse of spaces and buildings – Handbook.’ (2020).
- Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Cultural Heritage is a Necessary Component of Climate Solutions. (2020).
Gathering of the Heritage Sector: COP26 and Climate Heritage Action
December 8, 2021