Are you a housing association or local authority?

Retrofit can bring many benefits to both you and your tenants.  The most important of these are reduced energy costs, improved health and wellbeing, and reduced repair and maintenance costs.

Written by David Pierpoint (CEO), Dr Peter Rickaby (Technical Director) and Sally Hancox (Consultant and Coach), we’ve developed the Social Housing Toolkit specifically to help organisations like yours gain a deeper understanding of why retrofit is a necessary part of the process.  We’ll help you navigate what the policies are, what best practice looks like, how to engage and motivate your staff and tenants, how to manage risk without compromising quality, plus much more. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to get your free sample copy.

If you are a member of our Centre of Excellence, the full version of this toolkit will be exclusively available to you.  Simply log into your account and you’ll find the toolkit in the Knowledge Base ‘Best Practice’ section.  

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“This toolkit is aimed at helping social housing do retrofit at scale and explains how to do it properly. We’re offering you the guidance and highlighting all of the benefits that you will need to get both your staff and tenants on board.”

– Andy Johnson, Centre of Excellence Manager

Toolset modules

The full Social Housing Retrofit Toolkit contains 10 modules (including the Introduction), which cover the following topics:

TOWARDS ZERO CARBON HOUSING

The Deep Retrofit Challenge
Principles, Technical Standards and Quality Assurance
The National Retrofit Programme

HOUSING RETROFIT POLICY SUMMARY
The Policy Background on ECO, GHG, Warm Homes, SHDDF, LADS2 and HUG
ENGAGING & MOTIVATING RESIDENTS

Developing SMART Objectives
The Engagement Ladder
Establishing a Baseline
Planning, Communications, Delivery and Evaluation
Community Energy Champions

CONSUMER PROTECTION & QUALITY ASSURANCE

Retrofit for The Future
Retrofit Failures and The Each Home Counts Review
Trustmark
BSI Retrofit Standards Framework
PAS 2035
PAS 2030

A ZERO CARBON STRATEGY FOR SOCIAL HOUSING

Current Uncertainties About Decarbonisation
A Strategy for Moving Towards Zero Carbon Housing
A No-Regrets Approach That Allows for Uncertainty Avoiding Unintended Consequences

HOUSING STOCK ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION METHODOLOGY
Housing Stock Energy Assessment to Support Strategy Development and Planning
REINFORCING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Retrofit Coordinator Training
Understanding Domestic Retrofit
Procuring Whole Dwelling Retrofit

OTHER GUIDANCE & TOOLS

The Retrofit Academy PAS 2035 Software
Other Centre of Excellence Guides
Generic Specifications for Retrofit Measures

Glossary

A jargon-busting collection of the most commonly used terms within retrofit.

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