Retrofitting


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Retrofitting

The process of installing new mechanical, fire protection, and electrical systems or equipment in an existing building; most often required to meet current building code requirements. Also, the process of rethinking a development plan after completion to include newer features, such as green or eco-friendly features.
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"Retrofitting can be cost-efficient, ensure a longer life-span for the building, and have a better return on investment," Al Abbar added.
Over the past few years the BRT programme has had many participants from across the industry who have praised it for its thorough methods in approaching retrofitting in the UAE market.
Pradeep Singh, Assistant Director, Business Development Department, Etihad ESCO will deliver a presentation on facilitating effective energy efficiency and retrofitting initiatives in the UAE.
He says: "Although the Middle East represents only a small part of the international retrofitting industry, with the US, Europe and China taking up 90% of the global market share between them, the regional solar retrofitting industry is enjoying a buoyant period as more governments identify the need to refurbish and overhaul older buildings as a core element of their strategies to prevent wastage that adversely affect Middle East's ongoing energy efficiency measures."
To achieve this goal, retrofitting and refurbishing existing buildings has been identified as a core strategy to reduce overall energy demand.
"Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow's World" aptly summarizes many of the best new ideas currently in play on how to achieve those goals and includes: Reviews the most promising ideas for how to approach planning and coordinating a more sustainable urban future by 2050 through retrofitting existing structures; An exploration of how cities need to govern for urban retrofit and how future urban transitions and pathways can be managed, modeled and navigated; Offers inter-disciplinary insights from international contributors from both the academic and professional spheres; Develops a rigorous conceptual framework for analyzing existing challenges and fostering innovative ways of addressing those challenges
Furthermore, up to the best knowledge of the authors, no any previous study was carried out on the retrofitting of SCCFST beams with external steel plates.
The estimated cost of retrofitting for wood frame buildings is between $60,000 and $130,000, and the cost of retrofitting a concrete building could exceed $1 million.
Dubai -- The Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) has unveiled new guidelines for the retrofitting of existing buildings to make them more environmentally friendly and more efficient.
Retrofitting the remaining two would require more investment, he added.
Three other California markets--Berkeley, Alameda and Fremont--have also pushed retrofitting the buildings.
This interesting and readable book draws on Wilson's experience retrofitting his family's 1940s Cape Cod-style cottage in Ohio.