Refurbishment vs new build: the carbon and business case

The carbon and business cases for choosing refurbishment over new build

New buildings have been portrayed as a symbol of progress and a thriving economy, but in an increasingly resource-constrained world, should we be so quick to demolish and rebuild?

AECOM’s Dave Cheshire and Mike Burton look at how analysis and early scenario planning can create a business case for retaining buildings, cherishing our architectural heritage and helping the industry reduce carbon emissions.

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