Property Ventilation

The Retrofit Academy talks: Ventilation

We’re closing yet another year: having navigated working from home, open windows, minding our distance, sanitising stations, and the nuisance of mask on/ mask off. COVID-19 has fixed the spotlight not only to the quality of the air we’re getting, but also, the energy efficiency of our homes.

Ventilation is a hot topic as it is key to ensuring the health of our homes as well as reducing heat and energy loss. Proper ventilation is yet another important measure that we must get right in a whole house retrofit to ensure we’re that step further towards our zero net carbon goals.

So, how can we do the work and do it well? How can we be PAS2035 compliant and do the best thing for the client?

Using the guidance of the PAS2035, The Retrofit Academy’s Ventilation Guide, and most recent Ventilation Summit (below), we hope to continue to support the sector and our professional network in this mission.

Featuring guest panellists Simon Jones (Aereco), Adrian Hull (Retrofit Solutions), and Toby Cambray (Greengauge), with Technical Director of The Retrofit Academy, Alan Pither.

“We need to provide a responsible whole building retrofit, one that improves the functionality, usability and durability of a building… that’s quite a tall order.”

So, we acknowledge that it is a tall order, but a challenge that nonetheless we face together!

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Ever evolving, the world of retrofit is one we need to keep shouting about! Featured below are two blog posts from our recent guest panellists discussing Ventilation:

‘Now Its getting to the pointy end of ventilation and COVID-19’

“We are entering a phase in the pandemic, where risk assessment, ventilation, air cleaning and monitoring are hitting the ground… getting real and right quick.”

Simon Jones talks about the impact of COVID-19 on ventilation, and the realities of what it will take to get it right.

‘What is ventilation strategy anyway?’

“… we see lots of Ventilation Strategy documents which fall halfway between an assessment and an upgrade plan. But in actual fact, satisfy neither. Rather they are an attempt to try to justify no action at all when the dwelling has been identified as having inadequate ventilation after retrofit measures have been installed.”

Adrian Hull discusses ventilation strategy and Retrofit Solutions’ Ventilation Assessment Tool.

Reflecting on the past year, 2021 has still been a fantastic display of the power of human connection and collaboration, as we work together despite all odds! For a world where every home is warm, healthy and low-carbon.

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team here at The Retrofit Academy!

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