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Investors given opportunity to learn energy efficiency retrofit skills

Landlords and property developers can access a free course from a retrofit knowledge and skills provider.

The online course - called Retrofit 101 - is curated and designed by The Retrofit Academy to explain what domestic retrofit involves and how it drives energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Aiming to bolster understanding of retrofit for property professionals and work they may be doing to improve energy efficiency in buildings, the course is designed to unlock the potential for those who wish to progress into further retrofit qualifications and develop a career in the retrofit sector.


As government policy and funding for decarbonising homes and buildings continues to grow, the workforce required to deliver high-quality retrofit at scale must be quickly developed to meet growing demand. 

The Retrofit Academy has run courses since 2016, equipping learners to take on PAS 2035 roles such as Retrofit Coordinator, Assessor and Advisor; the academy has . enrolled over 4,000 retrofit professionals and 7,000 learners in seven years.

Chief executive David Pierpoint says: “To create the workforce needed to decarbonise all homes in the UK, however, we must go further. With that in mind, we’ve developed our free introductory course with the aim of sharing our wealth of retrofit knowledge with as many people as possible, which we hope will make the world of retrofit even more attractive to a broader talent pool.

“Whether an individual is eager to unlock a new career in the built environment, or a company is looking to upskill its team in energy efficiency considerations, Retrofit 101 provides a fundamental starting point to launch into the sector. 

“From here, there is the opportunity to take on more of the leading qualifications from The Retrofit Academy and take on the thousands of roles opening up to deliver large-scale, high quality retrofit across the UK.”

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