Renovate, Retrofit, Reuse
Prepare your firm to take advantage of the increasing number of retrofit projects with this guide uncovering the hidden economic, health, and environmental benefits in America's existing building stock.
Hidden value in America's existing building stock
Retrofitting, renovating, adapting, and remodeling existing buildings now accounts for almost half of all U.S. architecture billings. Is your firm prepared to take advantage of this shifting trend to generate positive economic, health, and environmental benefits?
By making use of the existing building stock, architects can help strengthen local economies through job creation; generate cultural resilience through promoting cultural heritage and social cohesion; and curtail greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficient retrofits. With more than 90% of 2025’s building stock already standing, improving these buildings becomes a great opportunity for architects to make an impact.
Renovate, Retrofit, Reuse serves as a guide to unlocking all the benefits in existing building stock, including:
- Economic data of current building stock and the opportunities they present.
- Six guiding principles that can be applied to any project.
- Compelling case studies that illustrate these guiding principles in action.
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