Examine the impact of heritage conservation on the wider environment and economy, and ways to protect scarce physical resources for the future.
Conservation can and must play a leading role in creating and managing a sustainable built environment. But the current policies and practices of the heritage sector can have both a positive and negative effect.
The module’s main focus is on improving the energy efficiency of traditional Scottish buildings as a means to mitigate climate change. Also covered are the challenges of sourcing appropriate replacement materials and the wider economic impact of redundant or underused buildings.