Author: David Pierpoint

New Retrofit Academy Partnerships to Upscale Retrofit Training and Create Local Jobs

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Partnerships announced in East Sussex, Belfast, Devon and Essex – more to follow! The Retrofit Academy CIC is pleased to announce new partnerships across four key regions of the UK. This will see the establishment of Retrofit Academy centres in Devon, Essex, Belfast and East Sussex. Through...

Belfast, Devon, East Sussex, Essex, Partnerships, Retrofit, skills

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Retrofit Academy and Generation Partner to Change Lives and Change Retrofit Advice

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Retrofitting the UK’s c.27m homes on a path to net zero carbon is expected to require the creation of >10,000 new jobs in retrofit coordination, advice and assessment roles by 2025. Businesses across the sector already report capacity challenges and the difficulty in finding people with the right...

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We’re Hiring: Training Operations Manager

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The Retrofit Academy CIC is a national market leader in training relating to domestic retrofitting – the decarbonisation of our homes. We’re training over 2,000 built environment professionals with support from the government and industry. Moreover, we are established as the UK’s Centre of...

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Professionals into Practice (SHDF and LAD Schemes)

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We are delighted to have received funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to train Retrofit Coordinators who will be working on Local Authority Delivery (LAD) and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Schemes. More complicated projects like LAD and...

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GHG Skills Training Competition: Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

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PLEASE NOTE: THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. The Retrofit Academy CIC has been awarded funding under the Green Home Grant (GHG) Skills Training Competition to train 1,000 new and existing energy efficiency installers in understanding domestic retrofit. The competition aims to support...

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GHG Skills Training Competition: Retrofit Coordinator Programme

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The Retrofit Academy has been awarded funding under the Green Home Grant (GHG) Skills Training Competition to train 120 new Retrofit Coordinators. The competition aims to to support the capacity building required to deliver PAS 2035 projects through the GHG and to support job creation. The Retrofit...

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Professionals into Practice

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We are delighted to have received funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to attract chartered professionals into practice as Retrofit Coordinators. As we scale up the national retrofit project, it is crucial that the market is served by a broad range of...

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PAS into Practice Retrofit Coordinator Support Programme

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We are delighted to have received funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support Retrofit Coordinators into practice. This allows us to provide a support programme bespoke to the needs of individual Retrofit Coordinators. The objective of the programme...

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PAS 2035 and the ECO – One Year to Go Summit

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1st July 2020 This event was staged to mark exactly one year to go until PAS 2035 becomes the mandatory standard for all retrofit projects delivered under the Energy Company Obligation. It considered how prepared we are as an industry and what has to be done to support the transition. Keynote...

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Retrofit for Social Housing Online Summit

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29th May 2020 The Retrofit for Social Housing Summit was delivered by The Retrofit Academy Centre of Excellence in partnership with the Direct Works Forum. More than 100 social landlords attended the event, hearing from five guest speakers and posing their own questions to our panel. Context Delegates...

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Dr Peter Rickaby Scholarship

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We are delighted to announce that The Retrofit Academy CIC is offering four full-scholarships on the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management course. The Scholarships are in the name of Dr Peter Rickaby, who has been a longstanding supporter of The Retrofit Academy CIC....

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Retrofit Coordinator Summit

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Online Event, 20th April 2020 Retrofit Coordinator’s Questions Answered Context and Purpose Whilst the COVID-19 Pandemic overshadows everything, the energy efficiency sector remains in a transitionary period to adopting whole house retrofit. To date, over 350 built environment professionals...

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What the Future of the ECO?

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That’s the question Andrej Miller tried to answer at yesterday’s PEPA conference. Andrej is BEIS’s Head of the ECO – so if anybody should have a clear steer on this, it’s him!  His message was loud and clear. It is the government’s intention to...

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