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Wates teams up with NHDG to boost social housing retrofit

Building and property maintenance company, Wates, has become one of the first members of the newly formed National Homes Decarbonisation Group (NHDG) in a move that will help accelerate the social housing retrofit challenge. The Group will work together to ...

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Industry and government urged to ramp up efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings

International consultancy and construction company, Mace, is calling on the UK construction industry and government to ramp up efforts to retrofit non-domestic buildings through a series of recommendations. The policy recommendation, included in its report ‘Transform & Renew – Making ...

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Just like new

The latest green buildings may be designed for sustainability, but the embodied carbon produced in their construction shouldn’t be overlooked. Shane Betts, Head of Corporate Business, Integral makes the case for retrofitting existing buildings instead When we think about sustainable ...

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Novus’ Sustain team secures place on Greener Futures Partnership Framework

Novus Property Solutions has landed a place on a newly-launched framework by Greener Futures Partnership and Pretium Frameworks to provide a series of decarbonisation-focused retrofit works to a significant number of properties across England and Wales. Works by Novus will ...

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UK organisations are ‘sleepwalking’ towards a building retrofit crisis

  This is the warning from a new report The Role of Retrofitting our Non-Domestic Buildings in the Race to Net Zero, by Ridge and Partners LLP, a multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. The report shows that fewer than one in ...

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VINCI Facilities awarded retrofit deal with Southern Housing

VINCI Facilities has won a three-year contract, valued at £9 million, with Southern Housing to retrofit homes across London, Kent and Sussex. Taking a fabric first, whole house approach, these works will improve the housing association’s homes to minimum EPC ...

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Amey leads military net zero housing retrofit pilot

Amey is working alongside the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and SMEs to retrofit service family accommodation with a series of net zero solutions. Planning has recently been approved for nine military homes in Catterick to receive fabric improvements. These include ...

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Wates wins trio of zero carbon awards

Having delivered retrofit improvements to nearly 900 social housing properties across the country in 2022, Wates has been honoured with three leading zero carbon industry awards. The first award, Most Innovative Retrofit/Refurbishment Scheme at the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2023, ...

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UKGBC assembles Task Group to accelerate commercial retrofit

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has put together a team of cross-industry experts who will support its mission to accelerate action on commercial retrofit. The energy required to heat, power and operate commercial buildings accounts for nearly a quarter ...

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Councils may not be able to keep the lights on unless work is carried out on inefficient buildings

More than two fifths of councils have warned they will be unable to pay their energy bills unless work is carried out on many of their buildings to make them more energy efficient. This is according to a new poll ...

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