Compact urban form providing more efficient heating and increased density, Halifax (image source: Shelley Bruce)

Building Resilience Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada Officially Launches

The Federal / Provincial / Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places in Canada Working Group has released Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada.

Co-authored by Mark Thompson Brandt and Chris Warden of MTBA Associates Inc., Building Resilience is a comprehensive and sustainable building toolkit that presents practical illustrated guidance and real life examples presented in plain language.

This comprehensive package offers best practices, tools and guidelines for sustainable reuse or retrofit of heritage buildings and all existing buildings to improve environmental performance.  Using actual cases to challenge the perception that older buildings are energy inefficient, Building Resilience encourages working across sectors to promote the benefits of an integrated approach.  Building Resilience combines environmental planning, design and construction processes with heritage conservation to achieve sustainable and sensitive design solutions that will have positive and far-reaching policy implications for the future of Canada’s existing and historic built environment.  These guidelines can be used as a standalone, but also complement the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada can be found online here:

English Link:
http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/resources-ressources.aspx and http://mtbarch.com/portfolio/building-resilience-practical-guidelines-sustainable-rehabilitation-buildings-canada/

Bonjour,
Accroître la résilience est maintenant accessible au public en ligne à HistoricPlaces.ca dans la section des ressources. J’ai inclus un lien ci-dessous. Merci.

Lien pour la version Francais
http://www.historicplaces.ca/fr/pages/resources-ressources.aspx