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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Dr Peter Rickaby Scholarship

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We are delighted to announce that The Retrofit Academy CIC is offering four full-scholarships on the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management course. The Scholarships are in the name of Dr Peter Rickaby, who has been a longstanding supporter of The Retrofit Academy CIC....

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Retrofit Coordinator Summit

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Online Event, 20th April 2020 Retrofit Coordinator’s Questions Answered Context and Purpose Whilst the COVID-19 Pandemic overshadows everything, the energy efficiency sector remains in a transitionary period to adopting whole house retrofit. To date, over 350 built environment professionals...

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What the Future of the ECO?

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That’s the question Andrej Miller tried to answer at yesterday’s PEPA conference. Andrej is BEIS’s Head of the ECO – so if anybody should have a clear steer on this, it’s him!  His message was loud and clear. It is the government’s intention to...

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What does Whole House Retrofit mean to me?

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In the 21st Century, one of the key considerations for any homeowner is the energy efficiency of the property. With fuel prices continuing to rise, as well as an environmental imperative to both reduce energy consumption and also to adopt more sustainable energy sourcing, it’s clear that there...

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Labour’s “Warm Homes for all”: public interest policy or electoral spin?

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With the battle for Downing Street well underway, political parties from all areas of the spectrum have begun the tradition of rolling out promises to appeal to the public.In what is arguably one of the most controversial and contentious general elections in living memory, mainstream party leaders...

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Brexit and the future of UK energy efficiency.

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The UK is set to leave the European common market as part of its withdrawal from the EU. However, despite Brexit, the government and several European bodies have recognised that negotiations within the energy sector should take priority prior to any withdrawal agreement, or even in the face of a...

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PAS 2035 and the impact on the Each Home Counts Review.

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In 2015, the government commissioned Dr Peter Bonfield to chair a review of UK home energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures, standards, enforcement, advice and protection. The idea of the review was to cover issues pertaining to the following questions: • Is there any framework in...

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Will the construction industry modernise, die or stay roughly the same?

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The report cited five drivers for change: a quality-driven agenda, a commitment to people, integrated processes and teams, committed leadership and for a focus on the customer. It called for reform in the construction industry to deliver: integrated project processes, decent and safe working conditions,...

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Dictionary definition of word jargon

Jargon Buster

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A-value Water absorption coefficient of a material in kg/m2s0.5. Absolute Humidity is the measure of water vapor (moisture) in the air, regardless of temperature. It is expressed as grams of moisture per cubic meter of air. (g/m3) ACH Air changes per hour, the number of times per hour that...

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What are the drivers of the construction revolution? Are they for real?

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In my last article I asked whether construction would modernise, die or stay roughly the same. Looking back into recent history suggested that it was likely the status quo would prevail, and many posters shared that sentiment. But are the drivers for change this time around irresistible? Do they...

client confidence, consumer confidence, housing, housing crisis, skills, supply chain

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Should we get #retrofitpositive again?

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When The Green Deal collapsed in 2015-16, the energy efficiency industry was understanbly upset and angry with constantly changing government policy. However, at the time, I wrote that in order to start doing the right things, you have to stop doing the wrong things first. That involved three years...

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Current housebuilding model storing up problems for the future

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Although the UK is falling well short of the Government’s target to build 200,000 new homes a year, the rush by mainstream housebuilders to meet demand whilst maximising profit could, in itself, be storing up problems for the future.

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