David Pierpoint Joins the Greater Manchester Retrofitting Task Force

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A new task force has been established by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to bring together local and national government, energy providers and industry experts to drive a revolution in low-carbon homes and jobs. The Greater Manchester Retrofitting Task Force held its inaugural meeting...

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NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE: Apply Now for our Fast-Track Retrofit Coordinator Programme

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Update 22/06: We’ve had a phenomenal response to our campaign and the application window is now closed. The Retrofit Academy CIC has been awarded additional funding under the Green Home Grant (GHG) Skills Training Competition to train an additional 138 Retrofit Coordinators by 30th September...

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Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme: Where did it go wrong, and what comes next?

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The Green Homes Grant scheme failed because politicians failed to heed more than a decade of lessons about how to do retrofit well, writes Dr Peter Rickaby, and now there will be an even bigger hill to climb.  Recently, I made a list of the UK government’s domestic retrofit programmes since...

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The Retrofit Academy has been longlisted for the 2021 Ashden Awards for Green Skills

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We are delighted to announce The Academy has been longlisted for a prestigious Ashden Award for green skills. This award category highlights the immense challenge the UK faces to reach Net Zero by 2050, predominantly due to the vast skills gap in the retrofit industry. This award showcases organisations...

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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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March Summit: Retrofit in Social Housing

Centre of Excellence Summit: Retrofit in Social Housing

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Retrofit has rocketed up the agenda of many social landlords and local authorities over the past 12 months. With the EPC Band C by 2030 target looming large, and Net Zero on the horizon, decarbonising the existing stock has long been the ultimate elephant in the room. The post-COVID stimulus...

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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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Dr Peter Rickaby Scholarship Awarded

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The Retrofit Academy CIC has awarded a Scholarship to Rebecca Hart, a Technical Project Manager in the Energy Team at Nottingham City Homes (NCH). As part of the award, Rebecca will receive a fully-funded place on our Level 5 Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management blended learning course. Rebecca...

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Why businesses should become TrustMark Accredited

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Wednesday 18th November 2020 Becoming TrustMark registered can open opportunities for a business, providing access to Green Homes Grant and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) markets. With the Conservatives pledging £9.2 billion towards improving the energy...

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Opportunities for Retrofit Coordinator under the Green Homes Grant

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Friday 25th September 2020 Context and Purpose Chief Executive of The Retrofit Academy, David Pierpoint talks about opportunities for Retrofit Coordinators under the Green Homes Grant scheme.

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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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