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Fostering ecological sustainability Fostering ecological sustainability in adaptive heritage reuse – extending life cycle of material and resources by reusing structural elements and recycling materials. Ecological sustainability in heritage reuse can include such aspects as improvement of energy efficiency, use of renewable energy systems, reduction of resources consumption, reduction of building and demolition waste, recycling of waste, contribution to the growing environmental awareness and education, safeguarding of natural heritage, including cultural landscapes, brownfield redevelopment and reduction of urban sprawl. Sources: Cassar, May (2009). “Sustainable Heritage: Challenges and strategies for the Twenty-First Century.” APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology 40, no. 1: 3-11. Powter, Andrew, and Susan Ross (2005). “Integrating Environmental and Cultural Sustainability for Heritage Properties.” APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology 36, no. 4: 3-11. Vardopoulos, Ioannis, and Eleni Theodoropoulou (2018). “Does the New ‘FIX’ Fit? Adaptive Building Reuse Affecting Local Sustainable Development: Preliminary Results.” The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City, November 2018, https://papers.iafor.org/submission43399/ Yung, Esther H. K., & Edwin H. W. Chan (2012). “Implementation challenges to the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings: Towards the goals of sustainable, low carbon cities.” Habitat International 36: 352-361.