Author: Emily Moody

The Retrofit Academy brings fully-funded Courses to the West Midlands to help build a skilled Retrofitting Workforce

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The Retrofit Academy (TRA) is working with Open College Network West Midlands and West Midlands Combined Authority to provide the Government with fully-funded Level 4 and 5 retrofitting courses, saving learners up to £3,000 in course fees. These qualifications are essential for providers to take...

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Supporting Unlock Net Zero Climate Champions’ Power List 2022!

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To fully achieve decarbonisation the net-zero transition requires large-scale disruptive change and extensive innovation across the UK energy system. This involves collaborative partnerships and decisive leadership across all sectors and industries. What is the Unlock Net Zero Climate Champions’...

Awards, Unlock Net Zero

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Updated Guidance for Internal Wall Insulation

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Clarification for the use of moisture closed insulations in Internal wall insulation retrofits Dr Sarah Price, Lead Author of the BEIS Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation Guide to BestPractice, has created the following supportive guidance which has been distributed by TrustMark, asrequested by...

best practice, insulation, internal wall, Retrofit, technical guidance

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Fully-Funded PAS 2030 Certification & Accreditation

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Do you live or have a registered business in the Essex or Devon regions? If so, start the process to be PAS 2030 Certified via a fully funded programme with the support of The Retrofit Academy.  Next Steps for Registered Businesses in Essex? Next Steps for Registered Businesses...

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The Retrofit Academy talks: Avoiding Large-Scale Failure in Retrofit

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The Retrofit Academy’s most recent summit delves into the industry’s past experience of large-scale failure in retrofit, our current position, and how we can ensure safe, good-quality retrofit in future! Featuring excellent content and resources from our guest speakers and technical directors,...

PAS 2035, Retrofit, retrofit coordinator, skills

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How we can #InvestInOurPlanet for Earth Day, and beyond

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Earth Day is not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to push forward in the challenge of tackling climate change and protecting our planet. We can all do our part to invest in a sustainable future for generations to come, by raising awareness and taking action. This year’s theme for...

Blog, Charity, Donate, Earth Day, Invest in our Planet, Re-use, Recycle, Reduce, Refuse, Retrofit

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The Retrofit Academy talks: PAS Updated!

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Back with a bang! The Retrofit Academy are dusting off the cobwebs and bouncing into spring with our latest summit: PAS Updated! We discuss the recent amendments to the PAS, as well as navigating what these changes mean and what comes next. We also delve into the the new British standard, BS40101:...

PAS2035, Retrofit, Summit

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CITB offers grant towards the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management!

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Could you be eligible for a grant up to £600 as reimbursement towards the cost of the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management? This is a great incentive, whether you’re thinking of professional development or a new career path! Eligibility Requirements You...

Funding, grant, Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management, Retrofit

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Retrofit Rising Star

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Congratulations Barbara Lantschner! Those in the built industry may say that a generation of built environment professionals will soon exit, en masse, to a rightfully relaxing retirement, and it is the next generation who we will look to to expand and develop the innovations of today. Our Rising...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Social Landlord of the Year

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Congratulations: Renfrewshire Council! We hope with the work we’re currently doing in the social housing sector will make for a much larger intake of submissions in our search for the best social landlord retrofit client of the year. Nonetheless! We still had some star-studded organisations...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Large Retrofit Project of the Year

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Congratulations Melius Homes! Scalability is not so far from our grasp and for this award we recognise a great achievement of retrofitting. Our last award highlighted the pioneering of retrofit quality on a smaller scale, this next awards the older brother of those projects, who, wrapping a warm...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Small Retrofit Project of the Year

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Congratulations Northern Ireland Housing Executive! This category recognises the best retrofit projects consisting of 20 properties or fewer. We know that retrofit needs to take on the twin challenges of both quality and scale, and projects such as these pioneer the way for expandable, best practice...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Retrofit Installer of the Year

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Congratulations Bow Tie Construction! One of the most fiercely contested categories of our inaugural Retrofit Academy Awards, and what a selection of contenders our Judging panel had to choose from! But with a special commendation for EQUANS, it was Bow Tie Construction who cinched top place. Our...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Retrofit Assessor of the Year

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Congratulations Jarrod Green! Bad retrofit starts with bad assessment: So some may say that quality retrofit assessors are worth their weight in gold. We calculate that we need thousands more of them, so this category really is a testament to those golden individuals out in the field, doing the...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Retrofit Coordinator of the Year

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Congratulations Geordie Stewart! The Retrofit Academy has now trained over 1,740 Retrofit Coordinators nationwide! Of which, 750 are fully qualified and a further 400 registered with TrustMark. One of the most competitive categories of this year, our inaugural Retrofit Academy Awards celebrates...

Futurebuild, Retrofit, TRAawards2022

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