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Major Opportunities in Façade and Building Envelope Retrofits
Commercial
Monday October 12 2015

Major Opportunities in Façade and Building Envelope Retrofits

Around Australia, a critical area of opportunity for commercial property landlords to add value to their building is emerging through the retrofitting of commercial building facades...

Building Upgrade Financing to Boost Sustainability in SA
Green
Tuesday March 10 2015

Building Upgrade Financing to Boost Sustainability in SA

The South Australian government has made good on its election promise to expedite the retrofitting of older commercial buildings in Adelaide with the introduction of Building...

Are Energy Efficient Retrofits as Good as Building New?
Buildings
Monday November 10 2014

Are Energy Efficient Retrofits as Good as Building New?

A new project is looking to develop a scalable, replicable, high energy efficient, zero emissions and cost-effective system to refurbish existing public-owned non-residential buildings to achieve...

Retrofits Save Derelict Homes
Residential
Tuesday July 30 2013

Retrofits Save Derelict Homes

Green building makeovers have transformed a cluster of derelict properties originally slated for demolition into modern, eco-friendly homes.

Retrofits Can Make Buildings Blast Resistant
Structural
Monday July 29 2013

Retrofits Can Make Buildings Blast Resistant

Motivated by the collapse of Ronan Point in London in 1968, where a gas explosion on the 18th floor triggered a progressive collapse, Cintec began developing...

Commercial Building Retrofits Key to Energy Efficiency
Strata
Wednesday July 17 2013

Commercial Building Retrofits Key to Energy Efficiency

Retrofitting of commercial buildings has emerged as a key strategy for improving energy efficiency in Australia according to a new report.

Aussie Properties Lag in Green Building Retrofits
Residential
Monday July 8 2013

Aussie Properties Lag in Green Building Retrofits

Despite the rising popularity of green building in the construction and property sectors, Australian homes continue to lag in the area of sustainability retrofits.

Are Hairy Highrises the Green Retrofit of the Future?
Green
Thursday June 6 2013

Are Hairy Highrises the Green Retrofit of the Future?

Sweden is pioneering a new form of green retrofit which involves the installation of millions of tiny piezoelectric "straws" on the exterior surfaces of pre-existing skyscrapers.

China Embraces Green Building Retrofits
Commercial
Wednesday May 29 2013

China Embraces Green Building Retrofits

While many have lamented China's belated embracing of green building measures and the lax nature of its domestic certification system, the country is now striving to...