07 Oct '11, 1am

New mindset needed for green building retrofits

New mindset needed for green building retrofits

Johnson Controls' Helen Wu explains some of the barriers to green building retrofits. Photo: BEX Asia. Greening existing buildings is no problem given today’s technology: the hard part is getting the property industry on board, said experts at a green building conference last month in Singapore. Terence Tan, director of Singapore’s integrated building services division of New York-listed Johnson Controls, told Eco-Business in a recent interview that there was no shortage of knowledge and technology to fix the current stock of inefficient buildings. The problem, he said, is getting the building and property sector to commit to retrofitting, or modifying existing buildings to increase their efficiency and performance. Retrofitting solutions face a number of barriers; the first of which is the misperception that only new buildings can be green buildings, followed by the belie...

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