Course: Futureproof Essentials (Retrofit Training)

The Green Register

Online [email protected]

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

This training package is an introductory suite of lessons to help you start to understand the Whole House Retrofit (WHR) approach. You'll learn all about the key issues of sustainable retrofit, making buildings more energy efficient, comfortable and healthy. Futureproof courses balance theory and practice to ensure you can use your knowledge straight away, and if you work on both retrofit and newbuild projects you will find that much of the content of the lessons applies to both types of construction.

The online course comprises 10 one-hour video training sessions led by trainers from The Green Register’s expert team on the key topics within WHR. During the course, there are various opportunities to check your learning and you are encouraged to access the additional reference information provided to gain the maximum benefit from the training package and to expand your knowledge. 

A short assessment follows each lesson to help you get the most from your learning and when the course is successfully completed, you’ll be awarded a certificate. The course is expected to take around 10+ hours to complete and can be accessed through our e-learning platform to suit your schedule.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn about all the key principles of of WHR:

  • why building sustainably matters for our future
  • standards and guidance available for assessing retrofit projects
  • specifying low impact building materials
  • minimising moisture movement in buildings
  • optimising the efficiency of building services
  • good practice solid wall insulation
  • efficient use of water
  • airtightness and ventilation strategies

All of the topics covered by Futureproof Essentials provide vital information for you and your team to apply directly to your own retrofit - and in many cases, newbuild - projects for more effective, higher performing buildings that are fit for the future.

The ten lessons in the course are:

  1. Introduction to Sustainable Building with Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  2. Introduction to Building Physics with Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  3. Introduction to PAS2035 with Dr Peter Rickaby, Rickaby Thompson Associates
  4. Assessing Retrofit with Alan Pither, Alan Pither Ltd
  5. Lifecycle Analysis of Building Materials with Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  6. External Wall Insulation with Ilias Igoumenidis, Ecological Building Systems
  7. Internal Wall Insulation with Ilias Igoumenidis, Ecological Building Systems
  8. Good Practice Ventilation with Peter King and Vince House, Aereco
  9. Integrating Building Services with Rob Edwardes, G.R Edwardes
  10. Sustainable Water Use in Retrofit with Cath Hassell, ech2o

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