There is an urgent call out for data for inclusion in a forthcoming Heritage Counts report on ‘Understanding Carbon in the Historic Environment’, with a deadline of 14 June, as John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor, has highlighted.
image: John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor
Dr Meredith Wiggins, Senior Environmental Analyst at Historic England said: ‘Please share as widely as you can; we’d welcome any and all input. This is a complex problem and a very small project. It’s really just meant to be a conversation starter and stepping stone.’
John Preston: ‘This report is being prepared by Carrig for Historic England. The data they need is for historic buildings that may have undergone some sort of refurbishment / renovation, on Life Cycle Energy, Emissions and Cost Assessments of Historic Buildings.’
‘Meredith is possibly being too modest in her description of the project: this is a field in which data is urgently needed to both make the case for whole-life-cycle consideration, and to counter arguments that the heritage is an obstacle to, rather than an integral part of, combatting climate change.’
‘I urge any and all NewsBlog readers with potentially useful information to send it in straightaway!’.
‘The deadline is 14 June, so please send in any information you have urgently.’
For further information, or to pass on data, please contact Meredith.Wiggins@HistoricEngland.org.uk.
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