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This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate,facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce theirbuilding’s carbon footprint will help in the planning andmanagement of a sustainable refurbishment programme.

Facilities managers have a key role in improving and maintaininga building’s sustainability credentials over its whole life– through benchmarking and developing improvement strategies,energy efficiency measures and installation of low carbontechnologies, as well as through waste minimisation and appropriatematerial use.

The first part of the book gives the context, providing thestructure and linkage between the other chapters, together with anoverview on sustainable development and refurbishment projectsseparately and the value gained from a sustainablerefurbishment.

Part 2 details the regulatory and financial drivers, togetherwith market pressures, and provides an overview of where this isleading together with the implications for sustainablerefurbishment.

Part 3 provides technical support on carbon measures, helping todetermine the feasibility of good practices as part of therefurbishment. Included is a review of energy efficiency, renewableand low carbon technologies and embodied carbon to enable lifecyclecarbon calculations, together with the necessary behavioural changeaspects needed to embed the changes. Linkages and benefits betweenthe technologies will be highlighted.

Part 4 reviews refurbishment from a wider environmentalperspective, understanding the challenges and opportunities thatexist for particular developments from a materials, water,biodiversity and transport perspective.

Throughout the book, checklists are provided on typicalactivities and good practice that should be performed. These areexpanded through relevant case studies and examples to show-caseprevious good practices and lessons learnt.

The book is structured to allow a matrix approach, with Parts 3and 4 providing the technical information necessary to deliver asustainable refurbishment; with sector relevance and best practicewith case studies throughout the book.

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Governments acrossthe EU and developed countries are increasingly being directedtowards improving existing built stock as a key ingredient tomeeting climate change challenges.

 

This guide to green‘retro-fitting’ for corporate real estate, facilitymanagers and occupiers struggling to reduce their building’scarbon footprint will help in the planning and management of asustainable refurbishment programme.

 

Sustainable Refurbishment is structured into four parts: the first gives thecontext, together with an overview on sustainable development andrefurbishment projects separately, and the value gained from asustainable refurbishment. Part Two details the regulatory andfinancial drivers, together with market pressures, and provides anoverview of where this is leading, giving the implications forsustainable refurbishment. Part Three provides technical support oncarbon measures, helping to determine the feasibility of goodpractices as part of the refurbishment. Included is a review ofenergy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technologies andembodied carbon to enable lifecycle carbon calculations, togetherwith the necessary behavioural change aspects needed to embed thechanges. Linkages and benefits between the technologies will behighlighted. Part Four reviews refurbishment from a widerenvironmental perspective, understanding the challenges andopportunities that exist for particular developments from amaterials, water, biodiversity and transportperspective.

 

Throughout the book,checklists are provided on typical activities and best practice;these are expanded through relevant case studies and examples toshow-case previous good practices and lessons learnt. Thebook’s structure allows a matrix approach, with Parts Threeand Four containing the technical information necessary to deliversustainable refurbishment. The book provides a much-needed linkbetween policy-level commitment and detailed technicaldelivery.

 

This easilydigestible and authoritative review of the key issues in greenretro-fitting is crucial for facilities managers; buildingsurveyors; property managers/owners; and corporate real estateinvolved in sustainable refurbishment by offering the practicalsupport needed to make it happen.

About the Author:

Sunil Shah



Wide consultancy experience, reviewing lifecycleenvironmental and social impacts from facilities. Has worked acrossseveral sectors, with involvement in a range of landmarkprojects:

·        Environment Agency Carbon Footprint tool, recognisedas an industry standard and developed for civil emgineeringprojects

·        Blackfriars Station sustainability management planand Europe's largest PV array

·        BP Global Office Environmental Benchmarking,developing the software to collate, analyse and provision offootprints to BP Corporate covering the global officesuite

·        Member of the Sustainable Construction Taskforce asthe end user representative, involved in the SustainableConstruction Strategy

He is currently involved in a range of committeeswhere he provides advice to the UK Government on the builtenvironment

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