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.
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.
the remaining two would require more investment, he added.
Three other California markets--Berkeley, Alameda and Fremont--have also pushed retrofitting
This interesting and readable book draws on Wilson's experience retrofitting
his family's 1940s Cape Cod-style cottage in Ohio.