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Retrofit and Re-Use

In this section, papers from CIOB members on the key actions related to carbon reduction in the built environment can be found. External research, reports, guidance and legislation that formed the content behind the action plan are also found here.This area also includes useful examples of best practice case studies demonstrating carbon reduction within the different sectors outlined below.

Retrofit and Re-Use Case Studies

Borough Grove Retrofit

This project from Drum Housing Association, part of Radian, involved thirteen 3-bed semi-detached properties, of concrete REEMA construction, which had reached the end of their envisaged useful life and needed substantial updating.

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The North Kowloon Magistracy

The adaptive re-use of a vacant heritage building in Hong Kong as a sustainable education project - the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Elizabeth II Court Refurbishment

Hampshire County Council's flagship office in Winchester was transformed from an energy inefficient 1960’s structure into a modern, low carbon 21st century building.

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