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...

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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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The Retrofit Academy Talks: Futurebuild 2022

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What a fantastic event Futurebuild 2022 shaped up to be! We got our teeth back into the world of real-life, in-person interaction and what better platform than at an event such as this? Posed perfectly to share advancements and ideas with industry peers, Futurebuild supported the development of our...

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The Retrofit Academy Awards: Shortlist

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We’ve had a fantastic intake of submissions for the our very first Retrofit Academy Awards and we’re excited to announce that our wonderful judging panel have made their decisions. The Retrofit Academy Awards will recognise the hard-work, dedication and excellence driven by both individual...

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Retrofit Advisor Bootcamp Opportunity

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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...

Bootcamp, Level 3 Award, Retrofit Advisor, Training

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The Retrofit Academy talks: Ventilation

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We’re closing yet another year: having navigated working from home, open windows, minding our distance, sanitising stations, and the nuisance of mask on/ mask off. COVID-19 has fixed the spotlight not only to the quality of the air we’re getting, but also, the energy efficiency of our homes. Ventilation...

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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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Local authorities on course for retrofit best practice

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We have more good news! Following a successful round of conversations with the Midlands Energy Hub, we welcome our very latest members to the Centre of Excellence in the shape of 65 local authorities from across the Midlands. Being able to have a direct relationship with these organisations means...

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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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The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: 10 things you need to know

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Of the 26 million or so homes that need retrofitting in the UK, 4.1 million are social housing properties, and of those, 1.6 million perform poorly at below an EPC C rating. The result of this is cold, damp, and expensive to run homes for many families already living on low incomes. It also means...

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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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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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