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Amid the escalating climate crisis, Will Hurst introduces the AJ’s campaign to prioritise retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild
The AJ has launched a campaign to prioritise retrofit over demolition and rebuild.
RetroFirst has three demands:
Tax: Cut VAT rate on refurbishment from 20% to 5%
Policy: Promote the reuse of existing building stock by introducing new clauses into the building regs
Policy: Insist all publicly funded projects look to retrofit solutions first
So far over 80 architecture practices, organisations and individuals have declared their support for our campaign.
Get involved – use #RetroFirst on social media or email us your thoughts.