Building resilience: R62-539/2016E-PDF

practical guidelines for the sustainable rehabilitation of buildings in Canada.

“The purpose of these illustrated guidelines is to identify best practices for the sustainable conservation and retrofit of existing buildings. Specifically, the primary focus is on environmental sustainability in historic buildings. These guidelines are primarily aimed at assisting designers, owners, and builders in providing existing buildings with increased levels of sustainability while protecting character defining elements and, thus, their heritage value. The guidelines are also intended for a broader audience of architects, building developers, owners, custodians and managers, contractors, crafts and trades people, energy advisers and sustainability specialists, engineers, heritage professionals, and officials responsible for built heritage and the existing built environment at all jurisdictional levels"--Introduction and context, p. 8, 9.

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Department/Agency Parks Canada.
Title Building resilience
Subtitle practical guidelines for the sustainable rehabilitation of buildings in Canada.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Accroître la résilience : lignes directrices pratiques pour la réhabilitation durable de bâtiments au Canada. "Principal authors: MTBA and Associates Inc."--Acknowledgements, p. vii. "The document is the result of a collaboration between Parks Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places and BC Heritage Branch"--Provided by author (
Date 2016.
Number of Pages 151 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R62-539/2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Heritage buildings, Heritage conservation, Guidelines