Four Reasons to Retrofit Your Building

There are many factors in which retrofitting your building may be necessary, but all depend on the situation you’re in. According to energy.gov, renovation, retrofit, and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Outlined below are four reasons you may want to consider retrofitting your building.

  1.  If you’re looking to save money and reduce your energy bill, deciding to retrofit may be the best move. You’ll first want to perform an energy audit on your building and review your utilities, bills, etc., to determine the next steps. Performing energy-efficient retrofits and investing in newer HVAC technology may also in turn reduce your energy bill and operational costs. 
  2. An important reason to retrofit your building, especially now, is indoor air quality. With COVID-19 still a very prominent factor in our lives, making sure the technology within your building is safe and effective against odors, particles and pathogens is very important. Assessing the current quality of your systems is a good place to start. From there, installing newer technology such as Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization, might be the next step to protect against dust and allergens. This is specifically important in schools and work places as people are returning to these buildings full time.
  3. Improving the durability of your building may be an important factor, especially in terms of schools, recreational buildings, etc., in cases where you want the building to last. Investing in new HVAC technology that is more sustainable in the long run will also help improve durability.
  4. Additionally, retrofitting your building can help attract more tenants. Tenants are ever more concerned about climate change and saving money, so retrofitting may be important if you’re looking to rent out your building or sell in some cases. Clients may be inclined to pay more money for an energy efficient building that will last longer and reduce their carbon footprint.

 

There are many reasons as to why you should retrofit your building as well as different types of HVAC technology needed to do so. Once you’ve determined your buildings current situation and the advances you want to make, next steps can be established to make your HVAC technology more effective and efficient.

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