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Existing buildings key to carbon reduction

by mel starrs on September 7, 2007

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The blogosphere have been saying it since day one, now the industry events circuit is catching up.  CIBSE have announced The Great Refurbishment Event: Making refurbishment a green opportunity scheduled for 24 October 2007 in London.

And in case we need reminding why existing buildings are key, Cyril Sweett estimate that by 2050, 60% of UK buildings will still predate 2006 Building Regs, with corresponding high fuel consumption and carbon emissions.  Barring a massive technological improvement in electricity generation at source, our only option is to address existing stock.

As I’ve said before, this is a lot less sexy than new build, but a necessary pill to swallow.