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New Search Feature

Posted by: Katy on November 25 2014 | Tagged: Retrofit Scotland News

A new search feature has been launched for the case study database

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Regulation of Energy Efficiency in Private Sector Homes

Posted by: Katy on November 18 2014 | Tagged: Industry News

A working group ‘Regulation of Energy Efficiency in Private Sector Homes’ (REEPS) has been set up to consider the issues associated with draft regulations for minimum standards of energy efficiency for private sector housing.

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Improving the energy efficiency of flats and tenements

Posted by: Katy on November 16 2014 | Tagged: Industry News

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) is a European project led by Changeworks, aiming to improve the energy efficiency of apartment blocks. With just under half of all Europeans living in flats and tenements, improving the energy efficiency in these buildings is essential to meet climate change, energy efficiency and fuel poverty targets.

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Reflections on the Retrofit Commonwealth Games

Posted by: Laura on October 09 2014 | Tagged: Industry News

This summer Glasgow played host to the XX Commonwealth Games. With 70% of the venues used already in use before the Games, retrofit played a key role. Following the construction woes of the Delhi Games, this provided reassurance from the outset for the organisers. In addition, the reuse and adaptation of existing venues also removed the risk of new stadia becoming ‘white elephants’, while allowing the available funding to be focused on creating new facilities in areas of need; improving the local environment around the existing venues; and creating better transport and infrastructure routes between these locations.

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Upcoming Course: Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings

Posted by: Laura on October 09 2014 | Tagged: Events

Encraft are working with the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in rolling out a course on Responsibly Retrofitting Traditional Buildings. The day long course, featuring the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) Retrofit Guidance Wheel, will be held on 28th October at Edinburgh College.

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