Heritage and Sustainability: Valuing and Optimising the Environmental Performance of Historic Buildings

Ruth Redden - PHD Confirmation Seminar

Japanese Room, Level 4
MSD Building

This research aims to create a framework for optimising and valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings by undertaking a qualitative evaluation of codes, standards, planning policies and mainstream sustainability rating tools relevant to Victoria, Australia. The outcomes of this research are expected to highlight strengths and opportunities for improvement within Victoria’s building and planning framework, and gaps in mainstream sustainability rating tools. Identifying these issues will contribute valuable insights toward a growing body of international research regarding environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.