Retrofit can bring many benefits to both you and your tenants. The most important of these are reduced energy costs, improved health and wellbeing, and reduced repair and maintenance costs.
Written by David Pierpoint (Founder and CEO of The Retrofit Academy CIC), Dr Peter Rickaby and Sally Hancox (Head of Social Housing), we’ve developed the Social Housing Toolkit specifically to help organisations like yours gain a deeper understanding of why retrofit is a necessary part of the process. We’ll help you navigate what the policies are, what best practice looks like, how to engage and motivate your staff and tenants, how to manage risk without compromising quality, plus much more. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to get your free sample copy.
If you are a member of The Retrofit Academy, the full version of this toolkit will be exclusively available to you. Simply log into your account and you’ll find the toolkit in the Knowledge Base ‘Best Practice’ section.
“This toolkit is aimed at helping social housing do retrofit at scale and explains how to do it properly. We’re offering you the guidance and highlighting all of the benefits that you will need to get both your staff and tenants on board.”
– Andy Johnson, Network & Membership Manager
The full Social Housing Retrofit Toolkit contains 10 modules (including the Introduction), which cover the following topics:
The Deep Retrofit Challenge
Principles, Technical Standards and Quality Assurance
The National Retrofit Programme
Developing SMART Objectives
The Engagement Ladder
Establishing a Baseline
Planning, Communications, Delivery and Evaluation
Community Energy Champions
Retrofit for The Future
Retrofit Failures and The Each Home Counts Review
BSI Retrofit Standards Framework
Current Uncertainties About Decarbonisation
A Strategy for Moving Towards Zero Carbon Housing
A No-Regrets Approach That Allows for Uncertainty Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Retrofit Coordinator Training
Understanding Domestic Retrofit
Procuring Whole Dwelling Retrofit
The Retrofit Academy PAS 2035 Software
Other Membership Guides
Generic Specifications for Retrofit Measures
A jargon-busting collection of the most commonly used terms within retrofit.
Don’t worry – if you don’t yet have a membership but would like to receive the shortened introductory version of the toolkit, pop your details into the form below.
If you are interested in becoming a member, find out more here.