Happy New Year! 2019 sees The Green Register actively starting work as a key part of Futureproof, a new project that will develop the retrofit supply chain in the West of England.
The energy efficiency of millions of UK homes needs to be improved by retrofitting and to do this effectively, building standards and consumer awareness need to be raised. Homeowners and contractors in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from the scheme.
Funded through the Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Futureproof is being led by Bristol based Centre Sustainable Energy (CSE) with training components being delivered by The Green Register.
Working closely with some of our members we have developed practical, straightforward sustainable building training to be delivered “By Builders for Builders” over the coming months. The training being provided will:
- Support integration of new codes of conduct and practice
- Demonstrate key retrofit installation details
- Develop understanding of building physics
- Raise standards in the retrofit sector
- Build consumer confidence.
A series of half day sessions will be supported by a range of other events including site visits and networking events.
As well as the upgrading of skills through our training, Futureproof features other complementary strands of activity including targeting and marketing “early adopter” homeowners; providing support for homeowners planning to undertake retrofit works; green open homes events such as Bristol Green Doors; and a quality assurance scheme.
Futureproof is set to run for two and a half years and we look forward to working with other partners and members on this much needed initiative.