APT DC is happy to host Peter Cox, President of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES+CC) for a presentation on "Climate Change and its Effect on Built Heritage."
The Irish Government’s Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government commissioned the ISCES+CC to evaluate the risk of climate change to heritage. The committee set up an expert working group to carry out this commission, and the team spent three years studying the climatic changes on the Island of Ireland, as well assessing a number of important historic sites, including two of our World Heritage Sites. The Government allowed the team to install a number of mini weather stations at strategic points so they could record actual situations. The sites monitored included Skellig Michael (dating from 536), the rock art at Brú Ná Boinne (3,000 years old), Clonmacnoise, a predominantly 12th century ecclesiastical site, as well as more ordinary buildings. This presentation will review the process, findings and results of this major study, and it will also make some recommendations with mitigation suggestions.
Peter Cox is the founding Director of Carrig Building Fabric Consultants which is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has offices in London, Manchester and Glasgow and works globally, carrying out projects in Ireland, UK, Mainland Europe, United States, Africa and Australia. Peter has worked on ancient and 20th century buildings across the world and has much experience in modern building materials analysis. Peter is a guest lecturer in a number of Universities in Ireland, UK and the United States. Peter is a past President of ICOMOS Ireland and is currently its vice president. Peter chairs the Irish National Scientific Committee on Climate Change and is President of the new ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES+CC).
A special note of thanks to EYP for sponsoring and hosting this event.