Climate change and our heritage of low carbon comfort

Winter, Tim 2016, Climate change and our heritage of low carbon comfort, International journal of heritage studies, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 382-394, doi: 10.1080/13527258.2016.1157092.

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Title Climate change and our heritage of low carbon comfort
Author(s) Winter, TimORCID iD for Winter, Tim
Journal name International journal of heritage studies
Volume number 22
Issue number 5
Start page 382
End page 394
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1352-7258
Keyword(s) sustainability
air conditioning
material culture
urban development
Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences
Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Arts & Humanities - Other Topics
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Summary This paper examines the viability of maintaining a heritage of low carbon comfort as an alternative to the energy intensive comfort regime of mechanical air conditioning. In many parts of the world, the carbon footprint of buildings is increasing significantly due to the widespread adoption of air conditioning. Current trends around indoor comfort are unsustainable, and alternative, less energy intensive comfort regimes need to be maintained or cultivated. To date, studies on this topic in heritage and preservation studies have focused on the architectural designs of 'passive cooling'. This paper seeks to expand this conceptualisation of 'cool living heritage' to incorporate other forms of material culture and comfort practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13527258.2016.1157092
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID ARC DP120102448
NPRP 7-1495-6-042
Copyright notice ©2016, The Author
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