Retrofitting Ageing Pump Systems

Paul Winnett, operations director for Xylem UK, explains why retrofitting outdated heating, cooling and water systems frequently achieves significant energyRead More »

Best Practice

Retrofitting with BREEAM Certification

The sustainability of building refurbishment and new build projects has been enhanced by new BREEAM quality standards. Pexhurst Contracts ManagerRead More »


M&S Oxford Street: Retrofitting v Rebuilding

Justine Ayto, Construction Partner at Mishcon de Reya, comments on M&S winning a legal challenge against the UK government over their OxfordRead More »


Building Owners and Managers Turn to Scalable Discrete Automation

Chiara Ponzellini. Software Commercial Product Manager at Emerson, explains how technology is addressing the challenge of retrofitting large public buildings andRead More »


Case Study: Recycling Water for Agriculture in Bahrain

Filters from Sulzer brand Nordic Water are enabling the rejuvenation of a wastewater treatment plant and the supply of waterRead More »


Wates UK Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Contracts Exceed £100M

Wates is cementing its presence as a leader in social housing retrofit after securing £107m of Social Housing Decarbonisation FundRead More »


Retrofit Academy Opens Tenth UK Training Hub

The Retrofit Academy has opened a new Training Hub in Hampshire as part of a partnership with workforce solutions andRead More »


Delivering Retrofit Skills in the South East of England

A new partnership between The Retrofit Academy and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) will help train andRead More »


Brent Council Awards Major Residential Works Contract

The Wates Group will deliver a Major Works programme across Brent Council’s social housing portfolio under a new £35 millionRead More »


The Future of Home: Mira Showers, Bellway Collaborate with University of Salford

Residential housebuilder Bellway has created ‘The Future Home’ within Energy House 2.0 (EH 2.0), an unique £16 million research facilityRead More »


Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” atRead More »


Scottish Housing Minister to Launch Green Home Festival

Scotland’s second Green Home Festival is set to be launched by Scottish Government Minister Paul McLennan, who has agreed to kick offRead More »


Setting the Standard for Residential Retrofit at Scale

A pioneering partnership between Essex County Council and workforce development specialist, The Retrofit Academy, is delivering improvements for the region’sRead More »


Case Study: Strengthening Port de Quebec for the Future

The Port of Quebec (French: Port de Quebec) holds a significant place in the maritime history of Quebec City, Canada.Read More »


Addressing the United Kingdom’s Retrofit Skills Gap

With data suggesting retrofit recruitment must triple for the UK to reach net-zero by 2050, the Reed Group has launchedRead More »


Wates Joins Newly Formed National Homes Decarbonisation Group

Wates has become one of the first members of the newly formed National Homes Decarbonisation Group (NHDG) in a moveRead More »


Stabilizing a Lighthouse Staircase

Cementitious grout anchors manufactured by Cintec North America have been used to stabilize the deteriorating staircase inside the Morris IslandRead More »


Smart Power Socket Solution Reduces Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

MK Electric and Trend Controls have launched one of the first fully integrated commercial solutions for effective remote monitoring andRead More »

Best Practice

Protecting Restoration Projects from Fire

Cintec North America provides guidance on safeguarding against the risk of fire when buildings are being retrofitted, restored, or modernizedRead More »


Why Specs are Key to Water System Retrofits

A manufacturer of polymer pipework is highlighting materials specification in the retrofit process as research indicates 20 per cent ofRead More »


UK Has Half the Workers Needed to Retrofit Historic Buildings

Improving the energy efficiency of historic properties could reduce carbon emissions from the UK’s buildings by an estimated five perRead More »


Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-CumulusRead More »

Case Studies

Case study: 140-Year-Old Department Store Retrofitted with Rooflights

Established in 1882, the family-owned Barkers Department Store in the market town of Northallerton in Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England, offersRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Cheaper Bills, Warmer Homes

Tony Beer, managing director of community and supply change co-operative RetrofitWorks, comments on a recent proposal for ‘future-fitting’ homes toRead More »


Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that isRead More »

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