SDF supports the launch of the National Retrofit Hub

The SDF is delighted to be hosting the National Retrofit Hub during its development phase. We are working with multiple construction industry organisations, who have joined forces to create a new Hub to help propel high quality retrofit rollout in the UK’s existing homes. The initiative, launched at the Building Centre in central London on 1 March, is a response from industry to the growing need to make our building stock greener and more energy efficient.

The National Retrofit Hub is backed by over 40 organisations including UKRI, TrustMark, UK Green Building Council, Retrofit Works and the Federation of Master Builders.

“The UK has the oldest and leakiest housing stock in Europe. The current energy crisis has shown that most of our existing homes are very expensive to heat because they are poorly insulated. There is now an urgent need to reduce energy consumption and the most effective way to do this is to make our existing homes more energy efficient by ensuring they are retrofitted, to a standard suitable for low carbon heating systems.”

Lynne Sullivan, Chair, National Retrofit Hub

The creation of the National Retrofit Hub is a means to bring clarity to those who work in the retrofit sector by signposting and sharing best practice to speed up the roll out of greener homes.  Creating the Hub will cement links with the finance community and the skills providers to enable locally based delivery programmes to be scaled up and deliver significant economic and social benefits.

“Retrofitting homes is vital to achieve the UK’s climate change and net zero goals and, if done successfully, can deliver multiple benefits to occupants and local communities. The Hub will bring together and share learning from a range of local and regional programmes to ensure that high quality outcomes can be consistently achieved across the UK.

Jon Bootland, Interim Board Member, National Retrofit Hub and Director, Sustainable Development Foundation

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