Heritage places and sustainability
We believe the conservation of heritage places makes an important contribution to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The seven guidance sheets examine a number of heritage house styles typically found in Victoria. The homes vary from Victorian brick terraces to a Californian bungalow as well as a contemporary house.
The guidance sheets identify heritage features of the selected building types, and the costs and savings associated with interventions such as ceiling insulation, underfloor insulation, thermal curtains and draught sealing.
These were created from a study undertaken by RMIT University for the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Building Commission, the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, DPCD and DSE.
Guidance Sheet: Introduction (PDF 674 KB) or (Word 225 KB)
Guidance Sheet 1: Contemporary houses (PDF 704 KB) or (Word 181 KB)
Guidance Sheet 2: 1970s houses (PDF 699 KB) or (Word 182 KB)
Guidance Sheet 3: Postwar houses (PDF 623 KB) or (Word 192 KB)
Guidance Sheet 4: Bungalows (PDF 698 KB) or (Word 196 KB)
Guidance Sheet 5: Interwar houses (PDF 737 KB) or (Word 200 KB)
Guidance Sheet 6: Edwardian houses (PDF 719 KB) or (Word 195 KB)
Guidance Sheet 7: Victorian houses (PDF 579 KB) or (Word 172 KB)