Effective retrofit is crucial to decarbonising the UK's energy systems and is a major step towards achieving Net Zero. The AECB Retrofit Standard tackles our historic underperformance when upgrading buildings. UK construction must deliver better energy efficiency for a low carbon future.
The AECB Retrofit Standard allows for easy self certification and increasing comfort & energy performance; it engages and upskills construction professionals to adopt and deliver higher performance targets for retrofit projects.
The AECB Retrofit Standard encourages the UK construction industry to decarbonise. We must prioritise the retrofitting of existing buildings at scale to meet 2050 environmental targets, as outlined in the Paris Agreement.
A low energy, deep retrofit must include robust energy efficiency measures to drive down carbon emissions, resulting in lower running costs. This will reduce fuel poverty and deliver greater and more cost-effective CO2 savings.
Landlords will also benefit from significantly reduced management overheads in well retrofitted properties.
The AECB Retrofit Standard enables retrofitters to achieve improved buildings that enjoy:
- A future-proofed increase in winter and summer internal comfort levels;
- Better indoor air quality & numerous health benefits;
- Low running costs with a minimal energy performance gap;
- Retrofit strategies that are ‘economically optimised’ for owners and occupants;
- Energy savings at reduced cost per tonne of CO2 saved;
- Reduced risk of damage from excess moisture.
The AECB Retrofit Standard is for those wishing to retrofit buildings to a high standard, and particularly for those committed to delivering Net Zero. A low carbon building is first and foremost an energy efficient building.
Our Standard promotes the delivery of Net Zero carbon retrofits, combining a whole house 'fabric first approach' with ambitious energy efficiency measures.
Individual self-builders and larger-scale developers can positively contribute
to a low-carbon future by adopting the AECB Retrofit Standard when improving their buildings.
Features of the AECB Retrofit Standard
Purchase PHPP SoftwareThe Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a design tool produced by the Passivhaus Institut for use by building architects and designers. PHPP incorporates the energy specifications for quality-approved Passivhaus buildings from the Institut in a manual and downloadable files.
AECB Training – Building Energy Modelling Using PHPPThe AECB are delighted to be in collaboration with TUDublin to offer you a professional level academic CPD course on Energy Modelling Tools using PHPP. The course is a module from TUDublin's very successful MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) programme.
Our Retrofit Standard has evolved from our long standing Retrofit Course
The popular and cutting edge, fully online AECB CarbonLite Retrofit training course is being complimented by a new Retrofit Co-ordinator training course.
This will allow students to gain a Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management.
Graduates of the AECB Retrofit Course & construction professionals now have an advanced Retrofit Standard to build to.