Going Dutch

Energiesprong, a system pioneered in the Netherlands, applies offsite construction techniques to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings, quickly and efficiently 

While industry awaits the recommendations of the Bonfield Review, commissioned by the UK government following the end of the troubled Green Deal pay-as-you-save scheme last year, a group of organisations are gearing  up to trial a new approach for delivering energy efficiency improvements. 

Launched in July 2015, the same month that the Green Deal scheme was abandoned, Energiesprong UK, which consists of a group of social housing providers, contractors, trade bodies and expert organisations, hopes to repeat the success of its Dutch counterpart.

Read more


The retrofit market - what needs to happen now

Russell Smith, founder of Parity Projects and Retrofit4Change speaker, talks about what went wrong with Green Deal, a new role of local authorities, ditching Part L and taking lessons from other sectors.

The ending of the government’s troubled Green Deal pay-as-you save incentive and a rethinking about the accompanying Energy Company Obligation has raised many questions within industry about the delivery of mass refurbishment in the UK.

Russell Smith, founder and managing director of the award-winning Parity Projects, which has a well-known track record advising and project managing renovations for private homeowners, local authorities and housing associations, shares some insights with Building4Change. Russell, who is also managing director of the RetrofitWorks, a member-owned cooperative driving a market for smaller firms, will also be speaking at Retrofit4Change on 5 July. 

 Read more



Retrofit related publications

Conference delegates receive a 20% discount on the following publications. Register now to receive this benefit, the discount code can be found in your delegate confirmation email. 

Publications included:

Designing out unintended consequences when applying solid wall insulation (In progress of being published)                                     

Applying Fabric First principles                                    
Designing out unintended consequences when applying solid wall insulation
Reducing thermal bridging at junctions when designing and installing solid wall insulation 
Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multistorey buildings
Roofs and roofing
Understanding dampness
Floors and flooring
Foundations, basements and external works
Building services
Walls, windows and doors

 Register now