Delivering and funding housing retrofit: a review of community models

Delivering and funding housing retrofit

The Institute and Arup have published 'Delivering and funding housing retrofit: a review of community models'The report analyses case studies from across the UK and internationally to provide best practice guidance to local authorities, social housing providers and other organisations planning and implementing retrofit programmes.

To download the report click here (538KB)

The Institute has also published a range of other publications to help businesses unlock the huge potential of the UK's domestic retrofit market. The Institute has partnered with UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) to produce a range of publications addressing the challenges of retrofitting domestic properties. Together they offer the first independent analysis of the UK's leading domestic retrofit demonstrators; the Technology Strategy Board's £17 million 'Retrofit for the Future' (R4tF) programme Eight projects consisting of ten houses were selected from 25 R4tF projects in London based on their social and economic diversity. 

'Retrofit Insights: perspectives for an emerging industry' summarises the complete analysis to address a number of key issues including how retrofit can realistically help address the UK's low carbon targets, capturing the occupant's experience of retrofit delivery and installed measures, how these can add value to improve comfort in the home and how the supply chain needs to be developed in order to deliver retrofit at scale.

Based on a series of interviews and feedback sessions with project teams, the 'Retrofit project team perspectives summary guides' identify lessons learned during projects covering:

  • working with residents
  • retrofit delivery
  • retrofit strategies
  • mechanical and electrical systems integration.

The 'Occupant centred retrofit: engagement and communication guide' summarises the findings from the post occupancy evaluation interviews with retrofit occupants.

Finally, you may also find the updated Buildings Opportunities for Business: 'Low Carbon Domestic Retrofit Guidesincluding Guide A: 'Promotion programmes' and Guide B: Skills, 'Training and Accreditation for Low Carbon Retrofit'which have been updated to reflect the latest developments on Government incentive schemes including the Green Deal.

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