Retrofit Coordinators are specialist retrofit project managers who oversee energy efficiency improvements in your home. Their role was born out of the creation of a new Standard. PAS2035 – Retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency which is available here.
Approaches to Retrofit Coordination
Delivering Retrofit Coordination services is new for the whole energy efficiency industry. Having been one of the trailblazers on the original Retrofit Coordinator training run by the Retrofit Academy, our CEO Adrian Hull has gone on to complete the follow up course with the same organisation; ‘PAS into Practice’. PAS into Practice Retrofit Coordinator Support Programme – Retrofit Academy
At Retrofit Solutions, we have carefully considered what type of service we want to provide and our aim is to deliver as true to the PAS2035 intended ethos as possible.
It is important to understand when procuring Retrofit Coordination Services what type of service you need and ultimately what you are going to receive.
The Retrofit Academy have published a comprehensive guide for Local Authorities and Social Housing Providers which contains further information on the Retrofit Delivery Model Options and a range of other useful information covering the procurement of Retrofit Coordination Services and outlining the scope and limitations of the Retrofit Coordinator’s role.
At THS Retrofit Solutions Ltd our preferred Delivery Model is the Managed Assessment Coordination and Evaluation Model (MACE). With this approach you outsource your Assessment, Coordination and Evaluation Roles to us, and we provide a comprehensive service which follows the sequence of events and processes laid out in PAS2035 (See Figure 0.2 PAS2035:2019).
We understand that for some funding streams such as ECO, this delivery methodology does not currently align with the existing supply chain process. Whilst we expect supply chain processes to evolve towards the PAS2035 compliant route as we move into ECO 4 from April 2022, in the interim we understand that you may wish to procure parts of our service. Where this is the case, you will need to complete an application form which details who fulfils the other key roles in the process together with evidence of their competencies, and demonstrate a commitment to the PAS2035 process and meeting compliance with the standard. If you successfully progress through this evaluation stage, we will consider delivering bespoke standalone services where acceptable commercial rates can be agreed.
Your ethos should be aligned to ours, which is to deliver ‘Responsible Retrofit’, As members of the Sustainable Traditional Building Alliance (STBA) we use their very handy and user-friendly Guidance Wheel which considers measure interactions and assists in delivering the right solutions for the property.