SCORE brings together interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial research and innovation teams involved in sustainable conservation of built cultural heritage from 4 European (France, Italy, Spain, Denmark) and 2 Latin America (Colombia, Mexico) countries.

Consortium includes academics, governmental institutions, SME and NGO. The goal is to develop international partnerships and to exchange highly qualified expertise in order to propose solutions for green restoration and rehabilitation works. These conservation materials and methods must minimize their ecological footprint according to the EU circular economy action plan and be durable in a changing climate.

In order to propose solutions for a large variety of built cultural heritage, two kinds of application cases have been selected, archaeological sites in Yucatan peninsula with an equatorial climate, and vernacular built cultural heritage in different types of warm temperate climates in Europe, using different building materials and techniques.

The future development of buildings conservation must be founded on previous experience cumulated during thousands of years and must take advantage of recent progress in technology. Thanks to the emission scenarios and climate models, future environments may be considered to increase the durability of the materials and methods proposed.

Main pillars underpinning the SCORE project are:

  • Circular economy principles

  • Heritage management including valorisation of built cultural heritage

  • Development of sustainable and durable conservation techniques for vernacular and monumental architecture

  • All masonry materials are concerned, traditional and non-traditional ones

  • Life Cycle Assessment techniques to estimate and minimize ecological footprint

  • Service life prediction to ensure the durability in present and future climate conditions

  • Improvement in the techniques to characterise the conservation degree