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Salameh, Muna M. and Touqan, Basim A. and Awad, Jihad and Salameh, Mohammed M. Heritage conservation as a bridge to sustainability assessing thermal performance and the preservation of identity through heritage conservation in the Mediterranean city of Nablus. Ain Shams Engineering Journal Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2022, 101553, 13.

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Heritage conservation can revive vernacular architectural methods of construction which naturally embody sustainable design concepts. This research investigates and highlights the intrinsic value of heritage conservation in building a sustainable society; from an environmental, economic, and social perspectives. This research is an evaluation of a unique case of heritage conservation in the city of Nablus, Palestine, at both architectural and urban scales. The investigation concluded that traditional passive design solutions have many advantages over modern ones. It was found that the thermal performance of a conserved traditional building was more effective, making it more sustainable than its modern counterpart with the same function. Further, the investigation concluded that heritage conservation is core to protecting identity in its preservation of the past for future generations, especially in an occupied area, such as Nablus. This study aims to highlight the vast scope and application of heritage conservation with regards to innovative and sustainable solutions in a modern urban society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heritage; Sustainability; Nablus; Palestine; Mediterranean; Social sustainability;
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 04:31
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 04:31

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