Retrofit for the future : 00 wins contract for low carbon social housing refit / by Nick Ierodiaconou

00:/ was recently awarded a contract with the Technology Standards Board as part of the £3.5m Retrofit for the Future competition. Iain Gray Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board said:

"Housing in the UK accounts for 27% of carbon emissions and more than 60% of the houses that we will be living in by 2050 have already been built. To meet the UK's target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, we must dramatically improve the performance of our existing housing stock.

"The social housing sector includes over 4.5m homes and the challenge is to come up with innovative and well tested solutions so that when these buildings are refurbished, they are done so in a sustainable manner that is sure to make significant cuts in carbon emissions. "

"This is an opportunity to ‘kick-start' the social housing retrofit market by connecting the organisations that will be refitting housing, such as social landlords and local councils, with innovative and capable suppliers so that together they can develop a range of high performance and cost effective solutions."