Retrofitting has come to prominence in recent years as part of the drive to make buildings more sustainable and thermal efficient. This can help to cut carbon emissions, lower building running costs and to improve the health of occupants by overcoming problems like poor ventilation and damp problems. It can also increase the adaptability, durability and resilience of a building.
In 2008, the Climate Change Act was introduced in the UK, and established a target for the country to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. Since 47% of carbon emissions are influenced by the construction industry, and it is thought that two-thirds of the buildings we will use and occupy by 2050 are already built, retrofitting is vital to achieving the goals set out by the Climate Change Act.
The AJ Retrofit Awards, brought to you by The Architects’ Journal, celebrates the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings, helping to lower the construction industry’s carbon footprint in the process. With a huge spend on upgrading housing, commercial and industrial buildings in prospect, retrofitting will play a major role in the future of UK construction. The awards cover nine categories, including healthcare, housing, higher education and listed buildings.
TECHNAL UK are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the AJ Retrofit Awards category for Higher and Further Education. This covers Higher or Further Edcuation buildings including universities, colleges, 6th form and other institutions. All projects shortlisted show the excellent design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings.
We wish all shortlisted projects the best of luck, and we are looking forward to virtually attending on the 24th February 2021.
You can register for a free ticket to attend the AJ Retrofit Awards online