Is refurbishment a better environmental solution than new build?

Is refurbishment a better environmental solution than new build?
There are clear advantages to both an environmental overhaul of existing buildings and reducing the impact of new ones from the foundations up. But which offers the biggest wins for the environment in the long run?
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