29 Apr '14, 1pm

New blog: #Retrofit for Purpose: Out-takes from a book by @SunandPrasad of @penoyreprasad #greensky

New blog: #Retrofit for Purpose: Out-takes from a book by @SunandPrasad of @penoyreprasad #greensky

Not everything you discover (or possibly uncover) when writing a book finds it way into the final copy. For example nuggets of interesting information or insight may be too far out in the periphery of the topic, or they may be too speculative or inadequately evidenced. So it is with the book I have worked on for the last year or so, Retrofit for Purpose: the Low Energy Renewal of Non-domestic Buildings , just published, and launched at Ecobuild 2014. When starting on the book I had thought, and persuaded my partners at Penoyre & Prasad, that the case studies plus commissioned essays format would make it all fairly straightforward, no big drain on practice time; many hands make light work, after all. We got five great contributors and 11 very interesting case studies; but getting solid and comparable evidence for how well the retrofit turned out in actual use appeared at ti...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/retrofit-purpose-out-takes-book

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