Office retrofits a climate-friendlier option

June 2008
Ecos;Jun/Jul2008, Issue 143, p5
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The article elaborates the sustainable developments efforts initiatives of the commercial property groups in Australia. It reveals that 25% of the commercial property industry responded to a Total Environment Centre (TEC) invitation to learn how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by retrofitting office buildings. Under the TEC's Existing Building Project, 10% of the commercial property group have already committed to reduce emissions by up to 40% in 2012. According to Jeff Angel, executive director of TEC, organizations with aims in reducing their carbon footprint should not be commissioning the construction of new green facilities but should be upgrading existing ones.


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