CoRE and NEF set up joint working

25th October, 2013

Partnership will bring refurbishment and energy expertise together

The Stoke-based Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) have signed a partnership that will see the two working together. NEF chief executive Dr Kerry Mashford will also join CoRE’s board.

The partnership includes:

  • Working together to develop initiatives to facilitate closer working between business, government and community organisations on all aspects of energy efficiency in buildings

  • CoRE’s training and education events, usually held in Stoke-on-Trent, also being held at NEF’s Milton Keynes centre, and vice versa

  • Identifying opportunities to attract joint funding which would not normally be available to NEF as a charity or to CoRE as a not-for-profit SME.

Mashford said: “CoRE gives us a very high quality way of sharing more widely than before what we know from decades of practical experience and research, and turning this into long-lasting skills and understanding that will transform the effectiveness of the national refurbishment programme.”

Source:  Building for Change

During the Retrofit Summit at the Business Design Centre, London on 05 December - David Pierpoint, Chief Executive at Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) will undertake a panel discussion with Terry McGivern, Head of Industry Engagement at Institute of Sustainability, Ian Cheshire, Chair at Kingfisher PLC (invited), Ian Meikle, Head of Low Impacts Building Programme at TSB and Alan Sadler from Local Partnerships discussing how to make retrofitting work at scale.

Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation will chair the closing plenary of the event, joined by a panel of experts from companies including; National Energy Action, Energy Saving Trust, sustainableBYdesign and Travis Perkins. Kerry Mashford will then go on to judge the Retro Expo Awards, taking place that evening.

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