Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management
By Paul Appleby
Routledge – 2013 – 360 pages
Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve the energy efficiency of more than one building per minute between now and 2050! This is a problem that needs tackling worldwide and is a challenge to both the refurbishment sector of the global construction industry and to those who own and operate existing buildings.
Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management provides comprehensive guidance to those involved in the refurbishment and management of existing buildings on minimizing carbon emissions, water consumption and waste to landfill, along with enhancing the long term sustainability of a building. Practical guidance is provided on measures that can be used to improve the efficiency and sustainability of existing buildings, through both good management and refurbishment. Also explored is the relationship between the refurbishment of existing buildings, facility management and the wider community infrastructure. The book looks at management tools such as post occupancy evaluation, building health checks, energy management software, green building management toolkits and green leases. Illustrated throughout with case studies and examples of best practice, this is a must-have handbook for engineers, architects, developers, contractors and facility managers.
Excellent and accessible for both the technical and lay reader. A comprehensive cradle-to-grave account for improving sustainability in and around the built environment. Justin Snoxall, British Land
Paul’s books about sustainable design need to be open on our desks, and not just shelved in libraries. With Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management, Paul has closed a gap with a clearly written, and well-illustrated guide, plugging us into the detail and solutions towards mitigating environmental impact of our current and existing building stock.
Spanning global and local policy, Paul’s book is an essential guide to those challenges. With so much of the world’s buildings still usable, and for years to come, they are in desperate need of refurbishment and retrofitting, and there could be no better guide, nor this a better instruction manual. Andrew Daws, Andrew Daws Projects Ltd
Part 1: Background 1.1 Introduction and Scope 1.2 Policy and Legislation 1.3 Assessment Tools Part 2: Strategy 2.1 Reasons to Retrofit: Refurbishment versus New Build 2.2 Post Occupancy Evaluation 2.3 The Cost of Sustainable Refurbishment and Management 2.4 Carbon Reduction Strategy 2.5 Community Energy and Infrastructure 2.6 Sustainable Facility Management Strategy 2.7 Retrofit as Part of Sustainable Facility Management Part 3: Sustainable Retrofit 3.1 Retrofit of Building Fabric 3.2 Retrofit of Building Services and Controls 3.3 Retrofitting Renewable Technologies 3.4 Indoor Environment and Hygiene Issues 3.5 Water Saving Measures 3.6 Measures to Reduce and Recycle Waste 3.7 Catering for Sustainable Transport Strategies 3.8 Material Impacts in Refurbishment 3.9 Enhancing Ecology by Refurbishment Part 4: Sustainable Facility Management 4.1 Energy Management 4.2 Water Management 4.3 Waste Management 4.4 Air and Environmental Quality Management 4.5 Legionellosis Prevention and Hygiene 4.6 Reducing Vehicle Use 4.7 Sustainable Maintenance 4.8 Sustainable Procurement and Soft FM 4.9 Ecological Management 4.11 Case Histories for Sustainable FM