I’ve been getting more questions from real estate owners/developers about how to calculate and compare the whole life carbon emissions implications for new construction versus retrofit projects. E.g, Is there a case in which existing building is so inefficient that is it a better life cycle choice to tear down and build new? I know about the 2Build or Not 2Build tool in development, but would love tips on any other resources/studies out there. Thank you!
Tagging @lstrain here- he’s building an easy calculator called 2 Build or not 2 Build that helps developers answer this exact question.
This study is a bit old, but I like it. You can find other resources on the CLF forum. Resource Library - Preservation Leadership Forum - A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation