1st Edition

Residential Retrofit
Twenty Case Studies

ISBN 9781859465011
Published February 14, 2014 by RIBA Publishing
128 Pages

USD $58.95

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Book Description

The essence of sustainability in buildings is their capability to adapt to change over time. The UK has a large housing stock that has been developed and evolved over generations, and become the fabric and character of our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. The capability of buildings to adapt to changing lifestyles is the root of their sustainability. When buildings do not adapt they are disposed of, since it is only active use that confers value. It is only value that provides necessary investment for renewal.

This book presents a series of innovative and best practice case studies of residential low energy retrofit projects, and illustrates what has been achieved in practice in the UK.

Table of Contents

1. UK context  2. UK challenge  3. UK proposal  4. Case studies on pre-1919 properties  5. Case studies on post 1919-properties  6. Conclusion

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Marion Baeli is an architect and associate at Paul Davis + Partners, a London based international practice known for their skilful integration of contemporary architecture within historic environments and expertise in high-end residential commercial, civic and mixed-use projects. Marion has a Masters in Sustainable Architecture and her work focuses on promoting sustainable architecture and energy efficiency.