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Futureproof Essentials Herefordshire Building Sense

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Herefordshire Green Network’s BUILDING SENSE initiative is offering: Futureproof Essentials sustainable retrofit and new-build skills course from The Green Register



In the face of rising heating bills and carbon emissions targets, more and more Herefordshire homeowners want to embark on a whole house energy retrofit or want to know that any building work they have done makes sense within a long-term energy strategy. Yet many struggle to find the expertise they need nearby.

We know that good building firms in Herefordshire are busy, with little time to seek out additional training to build the essential understanding and expertise needed to deliver high-quality retrofit. 

So, we’re inviting a small number of Herefordshire builders to step into retrofit and low-energy construction through a fully-funded, tried-and-tested course from The Green Register. The Green Register’s Futureproof trainers are all experts in their field and offer a great opportunity to kickstart your knowledge and professional development.

The training

Futureproof Essentials is a clear and concise introduction to all the key principles of sustainable construction – both retrofit and newbuild - and a great springboard for delving into the subjects you are interested in learning about in more detail.

The training is online, you do it in your own time and we’ll supplement it with some face-to-face, hands-on sessions to put your learning into practice. 

Any costs?

The course is free of charge to participants as it has financial support from Herefordshire’s Climate and Nature Partnership

Who’s organising it?

It’s organised by Herefordshire Green Network’s BUILDING SENSE initiative, which brings together people, information and professional expertise to help meet the challenge of making homes comfortable year-round. We also run events and information sessions for householders and are working with Severn Wye Energy Agency on a wider Herefordshire retrofit scheme as well as with a number of local architects and building energy specialists.

Eligibility requirements

12 fully funded training places are available for a select few Herefordshire based construction professionals that are passionate about sustainability and cutting carbon in homes, have a desire to learn and share their experiences with others and want to work locally in Herefordshire.


To benefit from this offer, you must:

  • Be a contractor, tradesperson, architect, surveyor, building control officer, builders’ merchant, planner, retrofit assessor or any other construction professional

  • Have a registered business or home address in Herefordshire (but we will consider applications from those living in the surrounding counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Powys and Gwent if your work takes you to Herefordshire) 

  • Be passionate about sustainability and cutting carbon in homes

  • Have a desire to learn and share your experiences with others

  • Complete the course within 10 weeks of starting it, by Friday 14th October 2022 at the very latest

Discount code: BUILDINGSENSE22

Please register your interest in the training using the discount code provided and we will review your application. Your data will be kept for future contact in the event of places filling up and becoming unavailable. 

If you don’t qualify for a FREE place on Futureproof Essentials, please see our great value training rates for the course here.

June 16th, 2022 00:00 through December 16th, 2022 00:00
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