About Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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Institute of Historic Building Conservation
Institute / association
United Kingdom

The IHBC is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland.

The Institute exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-led regeneration and access to the historic environment for all.

IHBC’s values include:

  • Managing change: Helping historic places thrive by accommodating change and adapting for the future while providing continuity with the past.
  • Heritage-led regeneration: Assisting tourism and promoting local economic diversity through developing the historic environment.
  • Sustainable development: Preserving resources and minimising carbon emissions associated with demolition and redevelopment.
  • Design: Appreciating that historic places are the inspiration for the great architecture of the future.
  • Valuing heritage: Caring for historic buildings and places that have their own intrinsic cultural, social, educational and spiritual value.

For more details, see The Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

See a list of articles on Designing Buildings Wiki by IHBC.