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Twilight Talk July: How Can We Motivate & Support the Public to Retrofit Their Homes?

Our extended 1.5 hour Twilight Talk – kindly sponsored by Ecomerchant.

Speakers from Future Ready Homes, Retrofit West and People Powered Retrofit spoke at our extended Twilight Talk about the successes and challenges of promoting domestic retrofit and what needs to happen next. The recording is now available to view below, and all previous Twilight Talk recordings are on our YouTube channel. Please click here to access the slides from Future Ready Homes, here for the slides from Retrofit West, and here for the slides from People Powered Retrofit.

If you want to learn more about sustainable construction, check out our upcoming events:

  • Next week is a brand new event: The Future of Placemaking: Solutions for Sustainability and Green Infrastructure. Join us for this 2-hour live online training session to hear about how organisations are increasingly taking a holistic approach to sustainability within land management and placemaking. 17th July, 11am-1pm.
  • Whilst there continues to be VAT inequality between new build and renovation work, our new ‘VAT in Retrofit: Maximising Zero Rating Opportunities‘ talk will help you understand which elements of a retrofit can be zero rated – so saving costs in your projects. 24th July, 11am-1pm.
  • Retrofitting Traditional Buildings is coming back in September! Our ever-popular technical training course will cover emerging research, best practice and case studies in the field of upgrading traditional and historic buildings.
  • We spend 90% of our lives inside buildings and yet the indoor air quality is often poor. Join us for our Ventilation series this autumn, covering DCV and MVHR.

Introducing our new practical retrofit qualification

The Green Register is proud to launch a new retrofit qualification for construction professionals. 

This hybrid course is essential for contractors, trades, and other key players in the construction workforce to gain the skills needed to start understanding retrofit measures. Successful completion of this course results in a Level 2 qualification, certified by built environment specialist awarding body ABBE. The qualification includes an online accredited technical introduction to retrofit construction and a series of in-person practical demonstrations initially held in the West of England. Click here to learn more.