The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022: Small Retrofit Project of the Year

Congratulations Northern Ireland Housing Executive!

This category recognises the best retrofit projects consisting of 20 properties or fewer. We know that retrofit needs to take on the twin challenges of both quality and scale, and projects such as these pioneer the way for expandable, best practice retrofit work to continue; adding security and value for homeowners.

Our Judges’ Criteria:

  • Adoption of the key principles and practices of PAS 2035.
  • Successful implementation of a PAS 2035 approach:
    > Customer advice and engagement throughout retrofits
    > Dwelling assessment
    > Retrofit coordination
    > Retrofit design
    > Retrofit installation, comissioning and handover
    > Evaluation

Our Judges’ commended on the approach of Northern Ireland Housing Executive in having embraced the spirit of whole house retrofit. The simplicity and share-ability was fantastic to see, and the customer-centred retrofit offered a great basis of future work in social housing. The approach of testing a different combination of measures was demonstrated and something we believe will be helpful for the wider social housing community.

From all here at The Retrofit Academy: Truly a wonderful example of a small retrofit project that others in our industry can learn and develop on, great work Northern Ireland Housing Association!

Caroline Best (left) and David Pierpoint (right).

The Retrofit Academy Awards 2022, celebrated all things retrofit! Bringing together the individuals, teams, organisations and projects that represented retrofit excellence over the past year.

We had the opportunity to speak to each of this year’s winners, listen to our conversation with our Small Project of the Year winner: Northern Ireland Housing Executive

“Educating myself personally and bringing that kind of education and skill into the organisation has been a real important process for us. Understanding how to do it well, and not make the mistakes of the past.” 

Caroline Best, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

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