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retrofit

[′re·trō‚fit]
(engineering)
A modification of equipment to incorporate changes made in later production of similar equipment; it may be done in the factory or field. Derived from retroactive refit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Retrofit

To make an improvement to an existing building, or to adapt it to a new use. Also, the replacement, upgrade, or improvement of a piece of equipment or structure in an existing building or facility.
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retrofit

The addition of new building materials, building elements, and components, not provided in the original construction. See building retrofit.
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retrofit

A modification of an aircraft or another piece of equipment to incorporate changes made in later productions of a similar type.
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"Actual energy savings after retrofit: Electrically heated homes in the Pacific Northwest." Energy, 11(3): 299-308.
Premises liability premiums could be reduced after a retrofit that increases safety for tenants or visitors, for example, and workers compensation premiums may also take the retrofits into account.
'You want to think about all of the different ways that a retrofit can create value streams," explains Bendewald.
Despite this oversight, The Greened House Effect is an excellent resource for anyone considering a substantial retrofit, whether a professional builder or a homeowner with the drive and passion to make it happen.
The DOE's most recent CALiPER study of LED retrofit options for TFL luminaires shows significant luminous efficacy improvement over TFLs for all three LED retrofit options (Figure 1).
"Securing Copeland approval gives Arkema and our customers further confidence of the capabilities of Forane[R] 427A refrigerant and the benefits it offers to anyone looking for a long-term retrofit solution," said Glenn Haun, Director of Sales for Fluorochemicals in North America.
The team, which comprises consultants, contractors, building owners, facility manager, equipment providers and material suppliers, prepares comprehensive, practical and cost effective guidelines that contain various aspects of green retrofits. These cover energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor environment and sustainable material purchasing.
Standard retrofit measures provide cost-effective and low-risk efficiency upgrade options for building owners who are limited to making incremental capital upgrades to their building.
It is clear, thanks to the Government focus on making older buildings greener, that retrofit work will soon become a mainstream staple of home improvements and the construction industry needs to be prepared for it.
Current retrofit technologies on the market include insulating glass units (IGU), electrochromic windows, and cool roof technologies.
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