Course: Community Renewal Fund - Retrofit Training

The Green Register

June 2022

Cost: £0

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

The Green Register is delighted to offer 30 fully funded retrofit training places for construction professionals based in Somerset and 50 places for those in the WECA region of Bristol, B&NES and South Gloucestershire. Learners meeting the eligibility criteria will benefit from training with The Green Register’s online Futureproof Essentials training course, which provides cornerstone knowledge on the key aspects of sustainable construction and retrofit.

The funded places are available through the Somerset Retrofit Accelerator project and WECA. Both initiatives are using Community Renewal Funding to support householders seeking energy-efficient renovation for their homes and to train construction professionals – contractors, trades, builders’ merchants, architects and others – to gain skills in retrofit, ready to provide sustainability improvements to homes in the region.

About the course

The Futureproof Essentials course is an online introductory training package designed to help learners to start to understand the Whole House Retrofit (WHR) approach. The following topics are included in the course:

  • 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

Learners will benefit from certification from The Green Register and third-party NOCN One Award certification upon successful completion of the course.

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