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Appoaches to Residential Retrofit around Europe

Posted by: Maeve on June 04 2019 | Tagged: Industry News, Retrofit Scotland News

The only way for the UK to achieve its carbon saving goals is to establish a nationwide programme to upgrade the existing housing stock - so says the ‘Scaling Up Retrofit 2050’ report by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Nottingham Trent University. To achieve the required goals, a great increase in the rate and level of retrofit interventions is needed. In light of this challenge we’re sharing four examples of different approaches to retrofit from around Europe.

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Renfrewshire Retrofit - Achieving Best Value

Posted by: Laura on June 04 2019 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

Renfrewshire Council is working with John Gilbert Architects and the BRE in Scotland to order to develop our Home Energy Efficiency Programme Area Based Schemes, known as HEEPS ABS programmes. The work is based on ‘real-life’ monitoring of properties leading to guidance and support in improving and developing the Council’s design and specification for our external insulation programmes.

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A&DS Launch online materials resource

Posted by: Laura on April 25 2018 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

Sustainable building materials ranging from sheep’s wool insulation to Scottish timber, and natural insulation to breathable paints all feature in a new online resource for construction professionals, architects, builders and home owners.

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Briefing paper on Each Home Counts Report with reference to domestic energy efficiency retrofit

Posted by: Laura on January 11 2018 | Tagged: New projects, Industry News

The long awaited Each Home Counts (EHC) Report (the Bonfield Review) was published in December 2016. This report provides a summary of the recommendations of the report and how this might be used to shape future policy and legislation in Scotland and the wider UK.

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Retrofit Scotland present at Shelter Empty Homes Officers Network Meeting

Posted by: Laura on December 19 2016 | Tagged: Events, Industry News

Members of Retrofit Scotland were invited to present at Shelter’s Scottish Empty Homes Officers Network Best Practice meeting in Glasgow on 6th December. The event enabled members of Retrofit Scotland to better understand the work of the Empty Homes Officers and how their work could be aided by Retrofit Scotland.

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