Is the Union Station Revitalization ‘Out of Control’ ?
$22.8-million increase and an additional eight to 12 months is required to complete the renovation and restoration work on Union Station in Toronto.
Ensuring Safety in Green Retrofits
Many homeowners plan to retrofit their home to save their electricity bill, but green retrofits, if not planned properly, will cause safety hazards to both the...
Can Rooftop Community Gardens Be Retrofitted?
Some green roofs function as community gardens, and these spaces can be valuable not only for the building occupants (who cultivate the garden), but for building...
How to Stop Buildings from Falling Through the ‘Green Gap’
Around 80,000 buildings in Australia have fallen through the ‘green gap’ and are missing out on retrofit opportunities that would improve their energy productivity, resilience and...
Good Bones for Green
Constructed in 1963 and extended a number of times over the years, the former Clipsal light manufacturing building in Adelaide had laid empty since 2009.
Fluorescent to LED Tube Replacement Risks You Can’t Ignore
A simple replacement of fluorescent tubes with LED tubes is one of the lowest cost options for energy efficient lighting retrofits, but it can come with...
How Can Big Data Analytics Drive Better Retrofit Outcomes?
In Australia, energy efficiency has been in the spotlight for decades, particularly with regard to the operation of buildings.
Refrigerant Phase-Out Requires Planning to Reduce Risk
The phasing out of R22 refrigerant equipment is a reality, but by looking proactively at alternatives and assessing priorities in terms of costs, benefits and service...
Low-e Window Films Can Slash Energy Costs
The latest forms of advanced window films could be amongst the best means for improving building energy efficiency during retrofits, permitting the ingress of large amounts...
Retrofitting Homes to Improve Energy Ratings and Reduce Emissions
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
$1b Revamp for Sydney's Central Station
Sydney train commuters are being promised only minor disruptions as the city's busiest station undergoes "heart surgery" to make way for the new Metro.
ASCE Updates Standard in Seismic Zones
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently updated its guidelines for retrofits in earthquake-prone areas. The ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) 41-17, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit...