retrofit

Trust holds key to growth in home improvement

An exclusive in the programme for the elemental Housing Hub at last month’s InstallerSHOW was the launch of the Home Improvement Report 2024, published by Barbour ABI and presented at in conjunction with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).

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National Retrofit Hub champions digital building logbooks to drive retrofit trust

Speakers at InstallerSHOW’s ‘Get Retro Fit’ panel session say a lack of trust from both installers and consumers is jeopardising retrofit progress, but digital building logbooks could provide a way through.

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Research shows impact of retrofit on property values

The National Energy Foundation has shared new research into whether there is a positive link between retrofitted homes and their market value.

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Construction Leadership Council report defines competence in retrofit sector

The People & Skills workstream of the Construction Leadership Council has released a report that sets out a framework for defining competence in the retrofit sector. This publication supports the huge amount of work happening across industry to enable the delivery of domestic retrofit and presents a consistent framework of the core overarching knowledge, skills […]

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Nottingham College to decarbonise its estate

Nottingham College has been awarded over £2.6 million to fund decarbonisation and energy efficiency initiatives across its estate over the next two years.  

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AirEx Technologies secures funding from Innovate UK

AirEx Technologies has received £1m in funding from Innovate UK to support the upgrading of UK homes by enhancing energy efficiency and resident wellbeing.

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Millions of homes do not meet insulation standards

A new study of over 21 million homes, the latest iteration of research first conducted two years ago, has found that millions still only meet insulation standards of 1976 or earlier.

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Help available for councils developing retrofit plan

The MCS Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from local authorities and combined authorities looking to develop a Local Area Retrofit plan. 

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Council using thermal imaging to identify inefficient homes

West Lindsey District Council’s will be using thermal imaging cameras as part of its work to identify cold homes.

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Utilita customers to receive eligibility check for free or subsidised retrofit measures

All households supplied by Utilita Energy will be the first in the UK to receive an automated eligibility check for free or subsidised measures made available by all 11 of the UK’s decarbonisation schemes.

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Webinar on Green Home Finance Accelerator (GHFA)

The Carbon Trust is hosting a webinar, on behalf of DESNZ and PwC, looking at financial propositions for home retrofit. Taking place on 19 March, the webinar will address the lessons learned by the Green Home Finance Accelerator (GHFA) projects. The GHFA awarded over £4m in grant funding to 26 projects to develop innovative and […]

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British Gas wins extended Warm Homes contract

British Gas has been awarded a seven-year contract to deliver services via the new Welsh Government’s Warm Homes scheme. The scheme has been administered by British Gas since 2011 and it has helped 60,300 low-income households with a package of free home energy efficiency measures. It has also provided 210,800 households with free, impartial advice […]

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