CoRE, in partnership with the CoRE Fellowship, has developed a programme of events that aims to address the need to cut carbon and save energy through retrofit and refurbishment of the existing UK housing stock. These events are not only great learning opportunities but also an opportunity to network with the UK's leading experts in the sector. 

Our current event programmes are listed below. West Midlands-based SMEs may be eligible for free or discounted places at up to three of these events as part of CoRE's ERDF Business Support Programme. Contact us at to see if your business is eligible under the scheme.  

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  • CoRE Masterclass - Monitoring and Evaluation of Retrofit Projects

    Start Date: 28/04/2014

    This CoRE Masterclass is presented by Prof. Rajat Gupta (Professor of Sustainable Architecure and Climate Change, Oxford Brookes University) and Stephen Passmore (Development Manager - Low Carbon Homes, Energy Saving Trust). It deals with evaluation of the performance of retrofitted dwellings...

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  • Handover and Commissioning of Retrofit Projects

    Start Date: 30/04/2014

    This CoRE Masterclass is presented by Andrew Mellor (Partner, PRP Environmental) and Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects). It deals with critical aspects of retrofit that are often poorly delivered: commissioning the installed systems (for ventilation, heating and hot water) and...

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  • Winning Retrofit Tenders

    Start Date: 07/05/2014

    This unit is delivered by Philip Collard (MarketingWorks) and Liz Warren (Director, SE2) and helps delegates to understand more about the procurement process for retrofit, looking particularly at procurement by local authorities and housing associations, and at models used by main contractors...

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  • Passivhaus Retrofit to the EnerPHit Standard

    Start Date: 13/05/2014

    This unit is presented in collaboration with the Passive House Trust; presentations at venues other than CoRE also provide credit towards the CoRE Diploma in Retrofit. and delivered by Mark Elton (Partner, sustainableBYdesign) and Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects)   This...

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  • Ventilation for Retrofit

    Start Date: 14/05/2014

    This unit is presented by Ian Orme (Principal Consultant, BSRIA) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). Effective ventilation is critical to successful domestic retrofit, and poor ventilation can lead to problems such as poor indoor air quality, poor energy...

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  • Building Services Retrofit

    Start Date: 05/06/2014

    This Masterclass will be delivered by CoRE Fellows Alan Clarke (Energy Consultant) and John Willoughby (Energy Consultant)  The focus of this masterclass is on retrofitting domestic buildings with new services: ventilation, heating, hot water, lighting and appliances, and their controls.  Low...

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  • Procurement for Retrofit - June

    Start Date: 24/06/2014

    This Masterclass on Procurement for Retrofit will be delivered by Luke Smith (Senior Energy Specialist, National Energy Foundation) and Bill Taylor (Managing Director, Taylor Armitt Consulting).  This unit reviews ways in which housing organisations may procure retrofit work cost effectively...

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