Ready For Retrofit Programme Announced

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A new Government backed scheme aimed at helping businesses to join the eco-refurbishment industry will provide £8m this year. The money will be used to prepare installation businesses in the south west for retro fitting homes with energy efficiency measures such as loft and wall insulation alongside microgeneration technologies like solar panels or eco heating systems.

The scheme will see many thousands of properties across the south west become more energy efficient over the next 8 years by harnessing the funding opportunities of the Feed-In Tariffs – FITs, Renewable Heat Incentive – RHI and then Green Deal.

The initiative is intended to promote the ambitious carbon reduction targets set by the European Court to lower CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020. Carbon reduction businesses such as Ace Energy of Dorset will be part of the scheme through training events being promoted by The Energy Saving Trust and Regen South West. Details can be found at