Building Refurbishment Guide

‘Refresh and reduce’ (guide number CTG049) describes how to maximise carbon savings when undertaking internal refurbishments. It covers:
• What is internal refurbishment
• The benefits of low carbon refurbishment
• The key intervention points
• Typical carbon saving opportunities - relative carbon savings and costs of typical measures

‘Refresh and reduce’ is part of the ‘Sharing our experience’ series. These booklets provide advice and tips to help you plan, build and manage cost-effective low carbon buildings that really work to save you money and carbon. The insights are based on real data from 28 case studies from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme and The Carbon Trust's work on refurbishments. The projects cover many sectors including retail, education, offices and mixed use residential buildings.

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