Adaptive Reuse

3 March, 2023

Building reuse offers environmental and earthquake-safety benefits, and reduces costs

By |2023-03-10T20:58:50+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Adaptive Reuse, Carbon Footprint Reduction|

Many building professionals and professional organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, have come to believe that building reuse and adaptive reuse are positive steps toward achieving LEED certification for a building.[i]

These beliefs are based on numerous studies and ample evidence that reuse, renovation, and adaptive reuse are […]

2 March, 2023

Structural retrofits reduce the carbon footprint

By |2023-03-10T21:17:28+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Adaptive Reuse, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

Staggering environmental consequences of demolition and construction debris are leading construction and development firms, as well as government agencies and industry organizations, to advocate for waste reduction and recycling.

Total building-related demolition and construction waste in the nation is estimated to be 135.5 million tons — a figure that represents, at […]

1 March, 2023

Reduce, reuse – and retrofit

By |2023-03-10T21:06:45+00:00March 1st, 2023|Adaptive Reuse, Building Safety, Buildings Resilience, Carbon Footprint Reduction|

Combatting climate change is becoming serious business in the U.S. and California with ambitious initiatives designed to curb our dependence on fossil fuels that promote global warming.

In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation to accelerate the state’s transition to 90% clean energy by 2035 and achieve carbon […]

8 October, 2022

Adaptive reuse: the greenest solution to today’s market demands

By |2023-01-04T22:34:29+00:00October 8th, 2022|AAGLA, Adaptive Reuse|

Talking with prospective tenants can tell you how outdated your apartment building has become in today’s market. Tenants want open floorplans, upgraded fixtures and appliances, sleek design, and lifestyle amenities such as courtyards, pools, and workout facilities.

But the news isn’t all bad: Owners of older apartment buildings can capitalize on […]

3 May, 2022

Renovations and retrofits improve apartment buildings

By |2022-06-15T13:28:04+00:00May 3rd, 2022|AAOC, Adaptive Reuse|

Victorian and Queen Anne mansions were once all the rage. These stately and ornate structures, with brightly colored facades, turrets, spires and wrap-around porches, were built to impress — reflecting the optimism and opulence of a society experiencing unprecedented prosperity from industrialization and improvements in transit and communication. It was […]

20 April, 2022

Is renovation the key to sustainability of our cities?

By |2022-04-25T20:37:49+00:00April 20th, 2022|Adaptive Reuse|

Is it economically and environmentally more viable to extend the life of an existing building through renovation – or to demolish it, dispose of it, and rebuild?

Researcher Peter A. Bullen of the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, asked building owners that question and found 83% of respondents felt […]

4 July, 2020

5 Tips to Upgrade Your Building’s Earthquake Resilience and Improve Marketability

By |2020-07-15T23:45:33+00:00July 4th, 2020|AAOC, Adaptive Reuse|

Does your apartment building meet today’s standards for earthquake safety and offer the types of interior spaces tenants want? If built before the mid-1970s, it could benefit from an upgrade of both.

Many building owners in these circumstances are making the most of the situation by renewing interior spaces as a […]

3 March, 2020

Adaptive reuse can make the most of your seismic retrofit

By |2020-06-18T00:54:43+00:00March 3rd, 2020|AAGLA, Adaptive Reuse|

-Appeared on Apartment Association Greater Los Angeles  (AAGLA).

Los Angeles is one of the best real estate markets in the U.S.

That’s why, a growing number of local apartment owners are now looking at renovations called adaptive reuse to repurpose the living space in their buildings to […]

5 February, 2020

Making the Most of Seismic Retrofits through Adaptive Reuse

By |2020-02-11T15:55:57+00:00February 5th, 2020|Adaptive Reuse, SDCAA, Seismic Retrofit|

San Diego is blessed to have many stately Victorian homes still keeping watch over the swirling sunsets sinking west behind the harbor.

These majestic and ornate structures, with their brightly colored facades, turrets, spires and wrap-around porches, were built to impress — reflecting the optimism and opulence of a society experiencing […]

24 January, 2020

Make it Last: Extending the Lifespan of Today’s Buildings through Adaptive Reuse and Resiliency

By |2020-02-06T14:31:51+00:00January 24th, 2020|Adaptive Reuse, Seismic Resilience|

Don’t throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again

These popular lyrics, from the 1974 movie “All That Jazz,