Retrofit

Retrofitting in Room-in-Roof Settings

Submitted by CathHassell on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:50

Piers Sadler | Piers Sadler Consulting 

The risks associated with retrofitting solid wall insulation are well known amongst ‘green’ building professionals and practitioners. These risks include risks to built heritage, interstitial condensation, poor indoor air quality, mould and under-performance of the insulation.

Does office refurbishment neglect sustainability in the drive to maximise profit?

Submitted by CathHassell on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 01:00

Cora Kwiatkowski | Senior Associate | Stride Treglown

The reuse and refurbishment of existing buildings with their embodied carbon is intrinsically sustainable, provided that they can operate effectively and efficiently and that they are located in a sustainable location. But are all buildings really suitable for refurbishment and how can a balance between sustainability and return be struck?