Sustain & Retain by Pomeroy Academy

  • National Design Centre, Auditorium, Level 2
  • 16 Mar 2018
  • 6pm - 9pm
  • Free, registration required.

Culture is often overlooked in the discourse on sustainability. Yet globalisation potentially erodes heritage and culture in exchange of modernisation. This [talk?] will provide a balanced understanding of the green agenda that goes beyond the triple bottom line to also address the cultural, spatial and technological issues that beset our built environment. In particular, this course will demonstrate how the principles of sustainability can be applied in the conservation, restoration and adaptation of historic structures; as well as focus on integrating the conservation of the built heritage into urban and regional planning as a means of enhancing heritage tourism. It will explore ways in which proven building and conservation techniques still meet emerging standards for sustainability and energy conservation, and provide an insight into how indigenous building materials and passive design techniques help retain local cultural identity.

Learning outcomes:
•         An awareness of the important role culture and heritage plays in the urban habitat
•         An understanding of the differences between conservation, restoration and preservation, and potential techniques employed
•         Knowledge of how the green agenda interfaces with the heritage agenda


Free via registration for tickets, on first come first serve basis. To register, visit: https://sustainandretain.peatix.com/view.  

Last Modified:  07 Mar 2018

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