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Retrofitting means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Retrofitting is reinforcement or upgrading of existing structures so that they become more resistant and resilient to the damaging effects of hazards. Retrofitting should entail measures that assist in improving buildings so they consume less energy and provide healthier indoor environments.

UNEP and Skat – Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development, 2012, Sustainable Reconstruction in Disaster-Affected Countries.