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Retrofit ready solutions from Building Superstore

Online builders’ merchant Building Superstore, part of CMO Group plc, is seeing more multi-product orders than ever before as contractors take on varied retrofit jobs to help improve the energy-efficiency of existing homes and commercial properties. Building Superstore’s extensive product ...

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Construction training firm grows retrofit training division to increase qualified professionals in industry

National training provider specialising in construction, utilities and green skills, Simply Learning (formerly Expedient Training) has appointed Angela Keyworth as Director of Retrofit and Renewables Training to significantly grow its retrofit training division. Keyworth, who has been running JWP Success ...

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Organisations and experts join UKGBC to better understand opportunties to retrofit non-domestic buildings

Retrofitting non-domestic property will play a crucial role in achieving net zero targets. Building on the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Retrofitting Offices report, the UKGBC’s Non-Domestic Retrofit: Retail and Logistics project seeks to explore how we can best decarbonise ...

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National Retrofit Conference highlights pressing need for skilled workforce as award winners lead the way

The pressing need for a skilled retrofit workforce was once again the topic of much industry debate at the UK’s inaugural National Retrofit Conference, which took place at London’s ExCeL last week. Curated by The Retrofit Academy, the three-day Conference, ...

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Renew not replace

The greenest building is the one that already exists, which is why the future is retrofit says Alice Murray, Head of Asset Management and Sustainability, Clearbell Capital The question of the moment centres around how the real estate sector prioritises ...

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Wates secures its largest SHDF contract to date

Wates has secured a £21 million contract to retrofit 665 homes across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1, which is now the firms largest SHDF contract to date. Carrying out energy improvement ...

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New training course unlocks retrofit career paths for FMs

A new free training course has been launched for facilities managers looking to kickstart their career in retrofit. Curated and designed by The Retrofit Academy, the new online course, Retrofit 101, teaches the fundamentals of what domestic retrofit involves and ...

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Significant opportunities are being missed in commercial retrofits

According to the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) significant opportunities are being missed by office investors, owners, and occupiers who do not have clear retrofit strategies in place. Firstly, through missing the “easy wins” – low cost, low disruption measures ...

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Entry deadline nears for the Retrofit Academy Awards

Less than one week remains to apply for the next annual Retrofit Academy Awards to be held at ExCel London on 5 March 2024. Taking place on the first day of the National Retrofit Conference, which is being held for ...

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Trade body urges Government to focus on retrofit in 2024

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling on the Government to help accelerate growth in the number of whole building retrofit projects carried out during 2024. The Association believes only “a holistic approach to building performance” will unlock the ...

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