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Andrea Blackmore
Beacon news: retrofits, training, tools

Facing is Beacon’s newsletter keeping you up to date with what Beacon is up to.  It is sitting in the Newsletters file in the Best Practice Library

Of interest for practitioners is the item on the UK government’s pledge to focus housing retrofit help where it can benefit the health of ailing occupants in its draft strategy to tackle fuel poverty. The pledge came alongside draft regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented domestic and non-domestic buildings.

In September’s Facing:

  • First demonstration retrofit opened in Ngati Whatua o Kaipara project
  • Message from the CEO looks at the important role of local boards in ensuring quality house and neighbourhood design
  • Toolkit for Residential Design and Build Competitions
  • Building Levy funding for Tamaki project
  • Progress on the New Category of Home project: Hobsonville duplex sold; learnings about offsite construction
  • Home Performance Advisor training: 27 and counting!
  • Beacon Blog: Why Home Performance Advisors are a great idea
  • 2015 study tour to look at medium density in North America
  • Building Community Workshops with Milenko Matanovic
  • Found on Facebook!  UK provides retrofit help for fuel poverty

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