Heritage places and sustainability guidance sheets

We believe conserving heritage places makes an important contribution to environmental, social and economic sustainability. We also encourage innovative solutions to reducing environmental impacts and improving energy efficiency, particularly in heritage houses.

These seven guidance sheets examine heritage house styles typically found in Victoria: from Victorian brick terraces to Californian bungalows and contemporary houses.

The sheets identify heritage features of the selected building types, and the costs and savings of interventions such as ceiling insulation, underfloor insulation, thermal curtains and draught sealing.

These were created from a study by RMIT University for the:

  • Heritage Council of Victoria
  • Building Commission
  • Office of the Victorian Government Architect
  • the former Department of Planning and Community Development
  • the former Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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