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A wide range of key information and expert advice is provided via a comprehensive series of on-demand masterclasses and insightful online events. We’re adding new content all the time, so please check back regularly for the latest updates.


Accessible Resident Engagement | RISE Masterclass

This masterclass is designed for individuals seeking to understand how a retrofit residents' engagement strategy can accommodate various accessibility needs.

Insulation and Ventilation | RISE Masterclass

Insulation, including air-tightness measures, must be considered in conjunction with the provision of adequate ventilation to ensure good indoor air quality and to protect the building fabric. The topic would cover external wall insulation (EWI), internal wall insulation (IWI), cavity wall insulation, roof and underfloor insulation plus ventilation strategies including why and when each is used.

The Challenge of Retrofitting Historic Buildings | RISE Masterclass

This Masterclass will provide you in-depth knowledge into historical buildings, to learn how their heritage can be maintained alongside your retrofit journey paying attention to key factors such as structure and ventilation.

Alleviating Fuel Poverty | RISE Masterclass

This masterclass with Natalie Gardner from Turner & Townsend investigates the specific impacts of combatting fuel poverty as a result of retrofitting. These benefits not only include those to the environment, but improving living conditions for residents who are experiencing the rising levels of fuel poverty.

Delivering Social Value Through Retrofit | EDI Masterclass

Andrew van Doorn, chief executive for HACT, discusses how social value can be built into SHDF and retrofit programmes.

Aligning Solar PV within Retrofit Projects | RISE Masterclass

Deborah Culshaw and Lydia Hunter from solar PV-experts Marley demonstrate the benefits of this retrofit measures with a Wave 1 case study.

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