- Research project to identify how retrofitting of existing housing stock could be accelerated
- Identified a series of potential retrofit approaches to UK housing stock
- Approaches identified were tested within our Smart Systems and Heat programme
This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.
It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment. The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder.
This included identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
Outputs from this project fed into the Smart Systems and Heat programme.