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Retrofit training available to over 900 individuals

The Retrofit Academy is set to make funded retrofit training available to over 900 individuals after being awarded nearly £1 million by the Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero (DfESNZ). The funding, which has been made available through phase two ...

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Wates cements presence as a leader in social housing retrofit

Wates has secured £107 million of Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.1 contracts on behalf of 17 social landlords. The milestone comes eight months after the Government allocated its latest round of SHDF funding, a total of £778 million ...

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Equans to deliver decarbonisation of 500 homes across London

Housing association Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) has appointed energy and regeneration specialist, Equans, to decarbonise over 500 homes in London. The two-year project, which is funded by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), will see Equans working in partnership with ...

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Avoiding a retrofit crisis

Matt Richards, a built environment expert and partner at Ridge and Partners, draws on new research to discuss the obstacles facilities managers face when trying to make their organisation’s building Net Zero A crucial piece of the puzzle in the ...

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NTU to launch new centre for sustainable construction and retrofit

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will invest £1.5 million into developing skills, research, training and consultancy to support the UK construction sector reach net zero. The University will launch the Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit to develop solutions, skills and ...

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Skilling a retrofit revolution

Current rates of retrofit recruitment must triple if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero target. But we can’t have a retrofit revolution without closing the green skills gap, says Tom Hoines, Director of Reed Environment The race ...

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Sustainable surcharge

New research suggests that companies are willing to pay higher rents for more sustainable corporate office space following the rise of hybrid working. Should the sustainability attributes of some buildings be enhanced to command a rent premium or should standard ...

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NatWest unveils free retrofit skills programme for construction sector

NatWest Group has joined forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to provide a free retrofit learning platform for the construction industry. As the School’s first partner within the finance sector, both organisations aim to build capability and capacity to accelerate retrofitting ...

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Largest green skills training provider launches as new data reveals UK is falling behind on net zero skills

Recruitment giant Reed in Partnership has today (18 July) launched a new venture, Reed Environment to address the UK’s net zero skills shortage. Reed Environment’s ambition is to create one of the largest networks of green skills training providers in ...

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Morgan Sindall Property Services chosen to retrofit hundreds of homes

Longhurst Group has appointed Morgan Sindall Property Services to help deliver a new project to improve the energy efficiency of 581 homes over the next two years, following grant funding from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). The scheme will ...

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