Author: Ben Parry

Back to Class!

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In early September, we announced a new suite of value-added features and benefits for our Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management course.  As part of this offer, we put classroom training back on the agenda! From October, we now offer you the chance to attend a Retrofit...

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Greater Manchester: Funding Now Available for PAS 2035 Training

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The Retrofit Academy CIC is delivering fully-funded training for up to 600 people before July 2022 as part of Greater Manchester’s Retrofit Skills Hub.   What training is available with the funding? We will be providing training linked to the key roles introduced by the BSI PAS 2035...

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Changes to the Level 5 Diploma

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The retrofit sector is constantly changing as it grows. The Retrofit Academy has been central to championing this growth and ensuring standards are applied consistently and effectively across the industry. As part of our mission to achieve this we have engaged with professionals, organisations...

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Contracting for PAS 2035 Compliant Retrofit – A Guide for Local Authorities

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The Retrofit Academy CIC is delighted to be working with the Local Energy North West Hub on producing a new guide for local authorities, centred on best practice for contracting PAS 2035 compliant retrofit. The report is an important piece of work which looks to assist local authorities in working...

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David Pierpoint Joins the Greater Manchester Retrofitting Task Force

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A new task force has been established by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to bring together local and national government, energy providers and industry experts to drive a revolution in low-carbon homes and jobs. The Greater Manchester Retrofitting Task Force held its inaugural meeting...

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NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE: Apply Now for our Fast-Track Retrofit Coordinator Programme

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Update 22/06: We’ve had a phenomenal response to our campaign and the application window is now closed. The Retrofit Academy CIC has been awarded additional funding under the Green Home Grant (GHG) Skills Training Competition to train an additional 138 Retrofit Coordinators by 30th September...

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Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme: Where did it go wrong, and what comes next?

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The Green Homes Grant scheme failed because politicians failed to heed more than a decade of lessons about how to do retrofit well, writes Dr Peter Rickaby, and now there will be an even bigger hill to climb.  Recently, I made a list of the UK government’s domestic retrofit programmes since...

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The Retrofit Academy has been longlisted for the 2021 Ashden Awards for Green Skills

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We are delighted to announce The Academy has been longlisted for a prestigious Ashden Award for green skills. This award category highlights the immense challenge the UK faces to reach Net Zero by 2050, predominantly due to the vast skills gap in the retrofit industry. This award showcases organisations...

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March Summit: Retrofit in Social Housing

Centre of Excellence Summit: Retrofit in Social Housing

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Retrofit has rocketed up the agenda of many social landlords and local authorities over the past 12 months. With the EPC Band C by 2030 target looming large, and Net Zero on the horizon, decarbonising the existing stock has long been the ultimate elephant in the room. The post-COVID stimulus...

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