The Advantages of Overcladding or Recladding
What are Building Retrofits?

Retrofitting involves modifying a building’s systems after its initial construction This includes various changes, such as Building enclosures- over cladding / re cladding , upgrading windows,  improving HVAC systems, Elevators, and integrating renewable energy sources (i.e. solar panels, small wind turbine)


The aim is to make buildings more energy-efficient, extend your asset’s lifecycle, lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and even save money on energy bills!

What are the benefits of Building Retrofits?

If you’re a building owner or manager, building retrofits present numerous advantages worth considering.

  1. Lower Maintenance Costs: Upgrading building systems can reduce maintenance costs over time by improving reliability and reducing the frequency of maintenance.
  2. Reduced Energy Bills: By improving energy efficiency, building retrofits can significantly lower energy bills. This can save you money in the long term, particularly if you plan to own the building for many years.
  3. Increased Property Value: Properties boasting exceptional energy performance and green certifications such as LEED and Passive House Canada often demand higher values when listed in the real estate market.
  4. Improved Tenant Satisfaction: Retrofitting can improve the comfort and health of building occupants, which can lead to increased tenant satisfaction and maintain long-term tenants.
  5. Positive Environmental Impact: Retrofitting buildings reduces energy use and carbon emissions, which can help to mitigate climate change and improve air quality.

When your building systems are exhibiting problems, or has reached the end of its useful life, Jericho can assist you in the process toward rehabilitation, re-cladding, re-skinning or the re-roofing of the project.

Numerous grants are available from federal and provincial governments to support energy efficiency improvements. Contact us to initiate a consultation for your building retrofit project.

Other helpful resources can also be found at:

CleanBC better buildings incentive search Tool 

Building energy innovators council

Social Housing Retrofit Support Program