Building retrofit

Building retrofit

The addition of new building materials or new building elements, and components not provided in the original construction to upgrade or change its functioning.

building retrofit

The addition of new building materials, building elements, and components not provided in the original construction.
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CaGBC is committed to continuing our work with the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the financial sector and our industry stakeholders to ensure further action on policies and investments greening the government portfolio of buildings, advancing building retrofit and zero carbon buildings in Canada and establishing more advanced building codes on a shorter development cycle.
Building Retrofit Training -- to operate a training programme that provides capacity building for industry and government, encouraging retrofit of existing buildings.
Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Talisen International, a leading systems integrator, to licence its Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP) solution for the Dubai building retrofit market.
Canada's future building retrofit code must also include a greenhouse gas metric, the study recommends.
Review of the open literature revealed several studies that address the energy-saving potential associated with building retrofit strategies (Hall et al.
Siemens provided Houston's first light rail system, supplied building control systems at NRG Park and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, replaced over 10,000 traffic and pedestrian signals with LED technology, and led Houston's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit program involving 5.
Over the next five years US$15 billion will go into vessel new building retrofit programme containers and other equipment.
FLASH, FEMA, and Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) developed the program that includes comprehensive earthquake vulnerability assessments and nonstructural and building retrofit information to protect lives and to help avoid post-earthquake business interruption.
Summary: Arguably the world's most famous office building, the Empire State Building has reported savings of millions of dollars one year from their green retrofit, slated to further cut energy use by 38% One year after an innovative building retrofit project, the Empire State Building is ahead of plan and has exceeded its year one energy-efficiency [.
However, the modified bill backed off support of the Department of Energy's (DOE) building retrofit financing program in light of DOE's controversial loan guarantee program, which funded the failed Solyndra company.
To promote energy retrofits in homes, small businesses and commercial buildings, the proposed "National Building Retrofit Program" suggests incentives such as rebates, direct loans, loan guarantees, letters of credit and other financial products to "leverage private investment in energy-efficient retrofits of homes and multifamily, commercial or industrial buildings," according to an April 9 release from the Real Estate Roundtable.
California-based Serious Materials selected to complete Empire State Building retrofit project [Crain's]

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