Improving the quality of traditional building retrofit

Grant funding for professionals in B&NES

15 July 2015

[Update August 2015: all courses are now free until the end of August]

Building design and construction professionals interested in coordinating low energy retrofit in traditional Bath or surrounding North East Somerset (B&NES), can receive up to 79% off the cost of training.

The Energy at Home Trade Support scheme (managed by CSE on behalf of B&NES council) is joining forces with the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) to offer grants for their Retrofit Coordinator programme. This is a 10 day, RIBA advanced, CPD accredited diploma that covers a whole house approach to managing sustainable retrofit of traditional buildings.

The course is running over 10 days between 3 September and 20 November at Bristol College, BS7 9BU. Grant funding is available for the full course, or for the days attended.

Energy at Home Trade Support costs for early bird rate (available until 20 July) are:

  • The Diploma: £480 (73% off)
  • First two days (introduction): £76 (79% off)
  • Single Modules: £78 (57% off)

The CoRE diploma is delivered by leading experts in retrofitting buildings and would be useful for a wide range of construction trades, but would be especially useful for construction managers, site foremen and building services engineers who work with older (pre-1920s) buildings.

If you’re interested in the Retrofit Coordinator programme, or would like to be kept up-to-date with other training opportunities relating to retrofit in heritage buildings, please get in touch.

Email tradesupport@energyathome.co.uk | call 0800 038 5688


Running on the same theme is “Sensitive Retrofit of Traditional Heritage Buildings”, an event on how energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy in Bath's traditionally constructed buildings is being addressed.  The session will bring together case studies from the Bath Preservation Trust and Bath Abbey’s Footprint project – the use of geothermal heat to warm the abbey – along with guidance from CSE and B&NES planning department.  Our partner in the project, Low Carbon South West, has done a fantastic job coordinating this and the training is fully booked, but attendees from CSE will be sure to keep a record of what’s covered for us to share more widely.

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