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Existing Buildings Retrofitting, Stakeholders and their roles

We are living in existing structures, built environment is our present, while most of the new constructions are green buildings, we are heading for a greener and sustainable future, and as a result we should realize how the built environment impacts our daily life to emphasize the importance of sustainability improvement in existing buildings.

We can raise the debate of either emphasizing existing buildings development against the importance of greening the future, while the comparison looks strange, but it’s a comparison between which one has the most impact on our life, our present or our future.
New constructions can have carbon savings compared to conventional buildings, but it will never match the savings of retrofitted existing building in terms of energy efficiency as a percentage.
Stakeholders are all the people who have an interest or any relation with the building and they should all participate in improving sustainability in the building, this includes owners of the facili…