Retrofit for Purpose explores the art and science of bringing energy efficiency to existing buildings; one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today.

The essays argue that while there is more to retrofit than energy efficiency, gathering, sharing and analysing energy performance data is essential. The case studies included here explore the main issues, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit. The authors take a range of retrofit variables from client ambition to tenure, budget, use-type, age, context, fashion and fiscal arrangements and assess how retrofit can be made affordable, how it fits with government policy and how performance can be measured.

Lavishly illustrated, covering both theory and practice, and with essays from internationally recognised experts, alongside revealing best-practice case studies, Retrofit for Purpose will be of use to architects, developers, construction professionals and clients alike.

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