Decarbonisation of our existing housing stock is a pivotal step on the road to Net Zero Carbon by 2050, and widely acknowledged to be one of the biggest challenges on this journey.

With large scale retrofit programmes carrying a potential cost of £11.7bn per year, there is an acute need to build market capacity to deliver, to ensure money is well spent, whilst mitigating unintended consequences.

BRE’s Domestic Retrofit course is a first step in upskilling to meet the retrofit demand. The course introduces learners to retrofit, equipping you with knowledge of key technical refurbishment topics that are crucial to successful retrofit programmes.

After completing the course learners will be able to

  • Develop an appreciation for what makes a successful retrofit project.
  • Improve awareness of key technical refurbishment topics including:
    • Moisture awareness.
    • Airtightness.
    • Exposure.
    • External wall insulation.
    • Building physics.
    • Unintended consequences.
  • Further your understanding before considering PAS 2035 accreditation.

Learners who complete this course will gain CPD Certification whilst expanding retrofit knowledge.

At a glance

3 hours

This course has no formal requirements. It is suited to those wishing to supplement their understanding of domestic retrofit’s key principles and may be of particular use to:

  • Surveyors.
  • Designers.
  • Project managers.
  • Materials providers.
  • Installers.
  • Assessors.

This course covers key technical refurbishment topics:

  • Moisture awareness.
  • Airtightness.
  • Exposure.
  • External wall insulation.
  • Building physics.
  • Unintended consequences.
£220.00 + VAT

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CPD hours are awarded upon successful completion of BRE Academy training courses.

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