The ISCES is one of the technical bodies of ICOMOS. The ISCES researches and promotes the understanding, protection, conservation and management of built cultural heritage through consideration of the requirements of energy, sustainability and climate change.

ISCES provides a platform for exchange of ideas and dissemination of information. The committee has more than 60 members from all continents and contributes to a number of international initiatives, like the Climate Heritage Network and the ICOMOS Sustainable Development Goals Working Group (SDGWG).