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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TRA CAREER PATHWAYS

Retrofit Careers Pathway Consultation Paper – We Need Your Feedback

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Background to this Consultation Paper In early 2022, The Retrofit Academy (TRA) formed the Retrofit Academy Network (RAN).  This consists of TRA partners and convenes them in a Steering Group focussed on building the capacity and capability such that the people we need are in place to deliver...

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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 Careers Portal – opportunity for suppliers

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The Retrofit Academy is looking to create a permanent virtual careers platform. This website will act as a tool that highlights to prospect career searchers: the concept of retrofit, the roles within retrofit (PAS2035/PAS2030), training/job opportunities, and act as a platform that allows future...

Partnerships, PAS 2035, Retrofit

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The Retrofit Academy's review of Housing 2022

The Retrofit Academy’s review of Housing 2022

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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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An opportunity with The Retrofit Academy!

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The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. It aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting...

Partnerships, PAS 2035, Retrofit

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Why do I do retrofit?

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“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Mark Twain In this series, we explore with members of the team here at the Retrofit Academy where their passion for retrofit stems, as their passion for helping people is evident in every...

case study, Retrofit

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Unlock Net Zero Jun 22

The retrofit skills gap and what’s needed to decarbonise the UK’s housing stock

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In a recently published article by Unlock Net Zero, The Retrofit Academy’s CEO, David Pierpoint explored the skills gap that currently exists in the retrofitting sector and what is needed to decarbonise the UK housing stock. Article Summary The challenges that the retrofit industry needs...

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Why do I do retrofit?

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In this series, we will explore just a few of the many reasons why the team here at The Retrofit Academy are in the retrofit industry. As we all work together to overcome the retrofit challenge, we ask how retrofit aligns with our team’s values and ethics, why it is that they’ve committed...

case study, Retrofit

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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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Why do I do retrofit?

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To fulfil The Retrofit Academy’s vision of a world where every home is warm, healthy and low carbon, we need to grow the retrofit workforce and industry professionals at an exponential rate! There are so many fantastic reasons to get into retrofit: whether it is to be in an industry...

case study, Retrofit

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A new generation of retrofit professionals

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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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Retrofitting Done Right!

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A Retrofit Coordinator case study with Martin Hobbs. The Retrofit Coordinator plays a pivotal role in delivering the UK’s net zero ambition. Central to PAS 2035, the role protects homeowners and clients by managing projects in compliance with the Standard. Without Retrofit Coordinators, there...

case study, PAS 2035, Retrofit, retrofit coordinator

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