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Architects and preservationists have long tried to make the case for the cultural and sustainable value inherent in retrofitting existing buildings rather than replacing them.
In advance of our UN HQ Report event, Cecil Scheib considers "embodied energy" — the true carbon cost of retrofitting and new construction.
An upstairs boiler room is a retrofitted resolution for a 120-year-old building in Lower Manhattan.
With plans to retrofit public housing buildings to increase their efficiency, the New York City Housing Authority joins the NYC Carbon Challenge and its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percen
Historic buildings are granted new life with retrofits and modern updates, where many relics and ancient structures can be kept in tact.