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CORE IS THE NOT FOR PROFIT, NATIONAL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LOW ENERGY RETROFIT

CoRE's Aims

CoRE aims to support the retrofit sector by working collaboratively:

  • To establish and share best practice in retrofit
  • To support the building of a reliable evidence and knowledge base
  • To inform better policy making, strategic planning and long-term business decisions
  • To signpost to other organisations who provide complimentary services and support

CoRE's Activities

CoRE delivers upon its aims through the following activities:

Establishing Best Practice

  • Coordinating a CoRE Fellowship of retrofit professionals who act as Knowledge Experts in specialist areas
  • Working with Fellows to develop best practice approaches and technique

Sharing Best Practice

  • Developing and delivering accredited training programmes delivering best practice guidance across the UK
  • Delivering a high quality annual Retrofit Live conference dedicated to best practice in domestic refurbishment
  • Publishing a quarterly e-journal dedicated to best practice, research and innovation

Supporting the Building of a Reliable Evidence Base

  • Working with the industry, universities, and practitioners to capture reliable data
  • Ensuring this data feeds in to the best practice guidance offered by CoRE
  • Identifying and supporting “Knowledge Experts” to develop evidence and establish best practice in priority areas
  • Providing support to pioneers by providing dissemination routes via a website, our e-journal, creating case studies and facilitating events.

Informing Policy Making and Strategic Planning

  • Responding to consultations and calls for evidence
  • Publishing White Papers, contributing to debates and industry press
  • Making evidence and guidance freely available to industry and government
  • Sharing best practice freely and openly, first with members and then more widely

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Mission

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About Retrofit

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Fellows

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Alumni

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Partners & Sponsors

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Our Building

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Trainee Testimonials

Hardial Bhogal Case Study

"I think a course like this, where the modules are delivered by retrofit specialists, based on their hands-on experience, is essential for anyone involved in the refurbishment of housing. The hand-outs and learning materials are first class."

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Lisa Pasquale Case Study

“I felt that all of the tutors were very good. The fact that they could give a wide range of examples of different retrofit projects they had taken on, as well the problems they overcame on the way, was highly valuable.

"The tutors engaged us well as they set us team-based tasks that meant we could directly test our learning and also pick up knowledge from other students.”

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Irene Fernow Case Study

“I have literally looked for this course for the last 10 years. I thought that all the tutors were high calibre and extremely well picked for their subject matter(s). The course really benefited from having a range a tutors who offered different perspectives, which generated a lot of debate and interesting discussions.

"I would go as far as to say that anyone who is involved in the retrofit industry should attend all or parts of this course.”

Irene Fernow

"Many thanks for a wonderful course, I feel it will make a huge difference to the way I work and I am excited at the opportunities it will bring."

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