Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 221-227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-221-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 221-227, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-221-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  18 Aug 2017

18 Aug 2017

THE FEASIBILITY OF “OSCAR” AS AN INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE REHABILITATION OF BUILT HERITAGE

C. Farmer1 and C. Rouillard2 C. Farmer and C. Rouillard
  • 1Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5B6
  • 2Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc., 39 West 37th Street, Suite 12A, New York, United States, 10018

Keywords: Information Systems, Web Application, Sustainable Design, Heritage Conservation, Retrofit

Abstract. This paper aims to examine the feasibility of the Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource (OSCAR) as an information system and framework to help find appropriate ways to improve the sustainable performance of heritage buildings in North America. The paper reviews the need for holistic comprehensive authoritative information in the field of sustainable conservation, how OSCAR addresses this gap, the OSCAR workflow, and how it was used in two case studies. It was found that OSCAR has potential to become a practical educational tool and design aide to address the sustainable performance of heritage buildings. The paper contributes to the discourse on sustainable conservation by examining resources and tools which address the need for holistic retrofit approaches. The findings will be useful to educators and professionals in the fields of sustainable design and heritage conservation.