Author: Andy Johnson

The Retrofit Academy's review of Housing 2022

The Retrofit Academy’s review of Housing 2022

The Retrofit Academy attended Housing 2022 in June this year, Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and Europe’s largest housing festival.  First impressions; it was great to see so many people in person again and experience live events coming back into their own.  It was...

housing, PAS 2035, Retrofit

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A new generation of retrofit professionals

In 2021, The Retrofit Academy CIC teamed up with Generation – a global non-profit which has trained over 40,000 learners facing barriers to employment across 14 countries – to create a new green jobs training programme. The aim: to support and drive a green recovery that builds back...

Charity, Jobs, Retrofit, skills, Training

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Susan’s first marathon is a fundraising success!

On Sunday 20th March 2022, our fabulous colleague Susan Gregory took to the streets of Limassol, Cyprus to run her first-ever marathon. The 26-mile challenge was something that started off as a challenge between friends but ended up becoming a personal mission for Susan, and one to raise much-needed...

Charity, Colleague story, News

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Local authorities on course for retrofit best practice

We have more good news! Following a successful round of conversations with the Midlands Energy Hub, we welcome our very latest members to the Centre of Excellence in the shape of 65 local authorities from across the Midlands. Being able to have a direct relationship with these organisations means...

Local Authorities, Retrofit, SHDF, Social Housing

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The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: 10 things you need to know

Of the 26 million or so homes that need retrofitting in the UK, 4.1 million are social housing properties, and of those, 1.6 million perform poorly at below an EPC C rating. The result of this is cold, damp, and expensive to run homes for many families already living on low incomes. It also means...

PAS 2035, Retrofit, SHDF, Social Housing

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