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The retrofit revolution

18th May 2022

Sustainable real estate has matured from a niche alternative to mainstream investment strategy in little more than a decade. But in that process the complexities of developing a credible net zero carbon asset have multiplied.

One of those complexities is whether the more sustainable approach – both financially and environmentally – is to refurbish and retrofit rather than building from scratch. With so many elements to consider, particularly with measuring outcomes, it is difficult to arrive at a definitive answer.

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