Tag: retrofit

Time for a Great British Retrofit

Let’s make green growth and urban regeneration a focus for the election, says Tassos Kougionis

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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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The communication issues around retrofit – and why social landlords must get it right

Communication with residents remains a crucial issue for successful retrofit projects, says Mark Sanderson.

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RICS’ Residential Retrofit Standard – what are the implications for housing associations?

In March, the RICS unveiled a new standard for residential retrofit work. Here, Watts’ Simon Walker outlines what this means for social landlords. The new standard marks a significant milestone in the drive towards more sustainable and energy-efficient housing – potentially providing a key tool for housing associations to ensure the right outcomes from retrofit […]

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Ideal Heating secures retrofit contract with Bernicia Group

More than 200 of Ideal Heating’s Logic Air heat pumps are being installed in properties across the North East as part of a housing upgrade programme being carried out by Bernicia Group.

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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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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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Addressing retrofit issues with real life answers

Professor Richard Bull, Deputy Dean of the School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, discusses the launch of the Centre for Sustainable Construction & Retrofit.

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“It heats up the house so quickly – the cold spots have completely gone.”

elemental contributor Peter Apps visited Clwyd Alyn housing association to find out the innovative way it is tackling energy efficiency in some of its homes.

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Connected Places Catapult creates housing advisory board

Eleven industry experts have been appointed to the new Homes and Housing Advisory Board convened by Connected Places Catapult. The purpose of the group is to find ways to join up existing efforts to support the development of place-based approaches, with demonstrable outcomes for health and wellbeing of residents and climate resilience. The appointed members represent the […]

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West Yorkshire’s plans for retrofit advisory board

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has launched a green skills action plan, in partnership with businesses and education providers in the region, including a retrofit advisory board.

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