4.3.3 Adaptive Reuse
Extend the lifecycle of existing building components in order to conserve energy and resources and reduce waste. Adaptive reuse is the process of adapting old structures for new purposes.
Structural floors, columns, beams and enclosures.
Consider reuse of previously occupied buildings including structure, envelope, and components.
Cost savings resulting from the reuse of existing building components can be significant, contingent on reuse percentage of overall project scope. (Source: USGBC)
The conservation of energy and resources as well as a reduction of waste. Potential establishment of cultural connections and architectural dialogue between new and reused building components.
Analyze the extent of building reuse quantitatively to evaluate improvements with respect to energy and water efficiencies.
4.3.4 Disassembly and Reuse