The Retrofit Academy at Futurebuild 2023


#TakeAStand for a better built environment! 

Futurebuild is the industry’s premier event and provides the stage for inspiring ideas, innovative solutions, and knowledge sharing to drive sustainable construction and help us reach our goal of net zero.

In 2023 Futurebuild will be ‘taking a stand’ for a better built environment and are urging companies and professionals throughout the industry to ‘take a stand’ on an issue they passionately believe will help propel the industry towards a more sustainable future!

Set to grow by 30% this year; Futurebuild provides inspirational content curated by over 90 industry partners and showcasing innovation from brands across the country.

The Retrofit Academy will be returning to Futurebuild for 2023, sponsoring the Retrofit Section, curating the Seminar Programme, and hosting our second installation of the Retrofit Academy Awards.

Join us, 7th – 9th March 2023!

The Retrofit Section

The Whole House Retrofit Zone is expanding and will return to Futurebuild 2023 as an established section of the show, not a Zone!

With 27 million domestic buildings in the UK, the majority of which require significant energy efficiency improvements, it has been calculated by the UK Green Building Council that 1.8 homes per minute will need to be retrofitted to deliver the UK Government’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

This area will be showcasing the best solutions, technologies and services, that together, can unite and strengthen the delivery of whole house retrofit at scale.


    Seminar Programme

    “The Race to the Top: High-Quality Domestic Retrofit in Practice”

    The Whole House Retrofit Zone was the best attended stage with over 1000 visitors during Futurebuild 2022!

    The Retrofit Academy are once again curating the Retrofit Section, and are committing to a diverse, fresh, cutting-edge seminar programme for 2023! The time has come where we no longer talk about doing retrofit, but share real-life experiences of doing safe, high-quality retrofit in practice.

    Take a look at the line up for March 2023 below!

    • Retrofit Professionals in Practice

      Retrofit Assessment – What Does Good Look Like? 

      Retrofit Coordinator Case Studies 

      Retrofit Design Masterclass I: Domestic Retrofit 

      14.45 – 15.15
      Delivery Challenges for the Retrofit Professionals

      15.30- 16.15
      Retrofit Evaluation – Setting the Standard for the Future    

      16.30 – 17.15
      Retrofit Academy Awards – Preview and Finalist Interviews 

    • Large Scale Retrofit: Schemes, Scalability and Success

      Retrofit Academy Awards – Winner’s Round Up


      Innovation: the existing cutting edge and what’s needed next to help industrialise retrofit?  

      Social Housing Retrofit Programmes SHDF Case Studies  

      Retrofit Coordinators in Funded Retrofit – Defining their Role  

      15.30- 16.15
      Engaging Residents in Retrofit and Understanding Customer Behaviour 

      16.30 – 17.15
      Collaboration not Competition – A radical idea for the Construction Sector 

    • Non-Domestic Retrofit

      Retrofitting Schools 

      Delivering Net Zero: Public Sector and Commercial Retrofits

      Are we ready to deliver retrofit at scale? 

    Are you a member?
    You can review last year’s Seminar Programme in the Knowledge Base in your membership area!

    The Retrofit Academy Awards 2023

    The Retrofit Academy Awards will be back for the second year running after a fantastic inaugural year, sharing and celebrating the best that the industry has to offer! For 2023, we will be taking applications for brand new categories to further include those across the industry doing safe, high-quality retrofit.

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