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To build or refurbish – the embodied carbon dilemma?

Out with the old and in with the new has long been a mantra in the construction sector. Old buildings are demolished to make way for newer, more energy efficient structures. However, talk is now turning to “embodied carbon” and whether it really is better to keep building new, instead of refurbishing old.

In this blog written for the British Property Federation, Michael Bennett looks at the issue of embodied carbon in existing building stock and that demolition in favour of new builds should not always be the answer.

Click here to read Michael’s blog.

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