Improving the implementation of adaptive reuse strategies for historic buildings

Sheila Conejos, Craig Ashley Langston, Jim Smith

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Abstract

Meeting the current needs of existing buildings and the designing of new buildings to ensure its sustainable adaptability in the future supports global climate protection and emissions reduction. The sustainable preservation of any historic building requires the blending of sustainable design and historic preservation principles. Building adaptive reuse is a viable alternative to demolition and replacement as it entails less energy and waste, and can offer social benefits by revitalizing familiar landmarks and giving them a new lease of life. This paper describes the development of a new design rating tool known as adaptSTAR, which offers holistic and unified design criteria for the successful implementation of adaptive reuse for historic buildings as well as for the measurement of embedded
adaptive reuse potential of future buildings. The adaptive reuse design would be given an adaptSTAR star rating similar to a green building rating system. The findings show that criteria can be identified
and weighted according to physical, economic, functional, technological, social, legal and political categories.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe IX International Forum of Studies
Subtitle of host publicationS.A.V.E. Heritage
Place of PublicationNaples
PublisherInstitute of Sustainable Development and Architecture
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788889579404
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Forum of Studies titled S.A.V.E. Heritage: Safeguard of Architectural, Visual, Environmental Heritage - Aversa, Aversa, Capri, Italy
Duration: 9 Jun 200111 Jun 2011
Conference number: 9th
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Forum of Studies titled S.A.V.E. Heritage
CountryItaly
CityAversa, Capri
Period9/06/0111/06/11
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  • Student Theses

    Designing for Future Building Adaptive Reuse

    Author: Conejos, S., 15 Jun 2013

    Supervisor: Langston, C. A. (Supervisor) & Smith, J. M. G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    Conejos, S., Langston, C. A., & Smith, J. (2011). Improving the implementation of adaptive reuse strategies for historic buildings. In The IX International Forum of Studies: S.A.V.E. Heritage (pp. 1-10). Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture.