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Renovate, Retrofit, Reuse

Wednesday, August 7, 2019  
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Uncovering the 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 to 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 percent of 2025’s building stock already standing, improving these buildings becomes a great opportunity for architects to make an impact.

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