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Are old buildings sustainable?


A Rethos magazine article recently shared five reasons why old buildings are valuable. 1. New materials are costly, financially and environmentally New materials must be transported to the construction site, adding to the carbon footprint before they even arrive at the construction site. New structures often require demolition, sending existing materials to landfills. A significant amount of new materials aren’t built to last, impacting future replacement and future waste. 2. Existing buildings have a cultural and historical significance Many structures...