Sustainable university retrofits: challenges, opportunities, user engagement and lessons learnt

Tags: construction | buildings | refurbishment | retrofits

Presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014

Stream: Estates and Operations

Competancy level: On the road / More advanced


Buro Happold's Sustainability team have worked on a number of University refurbishment projects, each presenting their own unique set of challenges and opportunities. This session will give an overview of the different approaches to retrofitting these buildings, covering the importance of user engagement, building performance evaluation, environmental rating systems vs. bespoke sustainability frameworks, as well as embodiedand operational carbon assessments.


Dr Mike Entwisle, Education Sector Director, Buro Happold and Dr. Mark Dowson, Sustainability Engineer, Buro Happold