Retrofit: Making a Difference!

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A Retrofit Coordinator case study with Carl Harvey. PAS 2035 is a publicly available specification which outlines the necessary standards for the future of domestic retrofit. It is designed to enhance retrofit standards, improve processes, and introduce new skills, capabilities and roles....

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Trusted, Quality Retrofit Coordination

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A Retrofit Coordinator case study with Safeil Maqbool. Over 80% of today’s existing dwellings will still be standing in 2050, and most of them are poorly insulated, inefficient, and reliant on fossil fuels. A thirty-year programme of retrofitting at least 25 million dwellings, to reduce energy...

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A New Face in Retrofit!

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A Retrofit Coordinator case study with Fallon Warren. There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the retrofit sector. The retrofit community is changing lives by improving living conditions across the country. We sat down for a chat with Fallon Warren, one of our recent graduates...

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What does good retrofit look like?

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A Retrofit Coordinator case study with our Retrofit Coordinator of the year: Geordie Stewart! The Retrofit Academy has now trained over 1800 Retrofit Coordinators nationwide! At the inaugural Retrofit Academy Awards, when it came the moment to choose just one, it was down to our panel...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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Susan’s first marathon is a fundraising success!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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