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Retrofitting is the process of adding modern systems to older buildings to make them sustainable. As the structure of the building is not altered, retrofitting is ideal for heritage buildings, as well as older houses and commercial buildings that are not in good condition, but possess character and should therefore not be demolished as they form part of our cultural heritage.
In addition to the restoration and maintenance of the existing structure, retrofitting should also involve the application of techniques that conserve the amount of energy required to keep the building cool.
To this end, a number of ‘green’ techniques can be employed: Continue reading