The French ministry programme PACTE has awarded the project CREBA with a two year subsidy. This will allow us to develop a national resource centre on ‘responsible’ renovation of traditional buildings, built before 1948. The future website will contain the latest publications, guide books, scientific references and reports on sustainable renovation. It will also provide case studies and ‘decision making’ tools for house owners, architects, developers and builders. It will host the French version of the Guidance Wheel developed by the British STBA.
Members of the project consortium are CEREMA in Strasbourg, the School of Architecture in Toulouse, Arts et Metiers in Paris, Maisons Paysannes, and the heritage organisation Sites et Cites remarquables.
The official announcement of the project was made at the European Biennale of Urban Heritage, the 4th of November, during the symposium on Historic Town Centres in Cahors.