National Refurbishment Centre Open Week

13th August, 2012

A week of FREE to attend events marking the National Refurbishment Centre's Open Week will run at various locations from 8 - 12 October 2012. The existing housing stock is responsible for 27% of carbon emissions and there is a growing initiative to tackle this task, with measures such as the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs, and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The National Refurbishment Centre is hosting an Open Week at venues that are key to the successful delivery of sustainable refurbishment in the UK. These venues will demonstrate both the science and application of measures that will help to deliver best practice in these areas, in relation to fabric improvements, heating and renewables, and the skills needed to deliver this huge task. Each of the venues will host presentations on the role of the National Refurbishment Centre, case studies and initiatives, exhibits from partners and tours of the facilities and projects. There will be opportunities to gain an understanding of practical measures, as well as meeting those who are benefiting from the measures carried out, that will inform projects around the UK.


Monday 8th October BRE Victorian Terrace, Watford
Presentations on the challenges faced, Ready for Green Deal, and Tour of the Victorian Terrace, showcasing best practice solutions for refurbishment.  Book Now

Tuesday 9th October Gentoo, Sunderland
Gentoo was part of the Technology Strategy Board funded ‘Retrofit for the Future’ project which saw energy efficiency retrofits aiming to achieve 80% carbon emission reductions delivered to properties around Sunderland. This 'Retrofit for the Future' scheme has since won a number of regional and national awards for its success. Book Now

Wednesday 10th October Centre of Refurbishment Excellence: CoRE, Stoke on Trent
Visit the dedicated refurbishment college built on the site of a disused pottery in Stoke on Trent, where skills and learning are developed for housing and non domestic improvements. Book Now

Thursday 11th October BASF House, Nottingham
Since 2008 BASF has been working with the University of Nottingham to develop the BASF house as a key part of the Creative Energy Homes project. The house itself features a range of BASF energy efficient products, including innovative insulation foams, admixtures for concrete, phase change materials and pigments for heat management. 

Friday 12th October  Salford Energy House
Salford Energy House provides a unique testing and development facility in which leading researchers can work collaboratively with industry to develop and test new technology and solutions to improve the energy efficiency of existing projects and processes.Salford Energy House provides a unique testing and development facility in which leading researchers can work collaboratively with industry to develop and test new technology and solutions to improve the energy efficiency of existing projects and processes.

To book a place and for more information visit: www.bre.co.uk/events

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