FutureFit is an award winning Nationwide low carbon retrofit programme involving 204 properties, to assess the energy efficiency improvement and carbon emission reductions that can be made to existing homes.
The project used three different budgets for packages of works and looked at the effect of energy lifestyle advice, so that the impact of both could be compared. FutureFit looked at works, financing and people using a practical, rather than exemplar, approach. The project used the existing client teams, staff and supply chains to embed knowledge and learning to prepare all those involved in the forthcoming Green Deal. The project has shaped the project team’s thinking on how Green Deal may work in practice, allowed the client to provide feedback to central Government, identified cost/energy effective interventions, and identified potential shortfalls in Green Deal and the requirements of Eco funding. It has also raised the knowledge and awareness of project team members, developed a new and effective way of engaging with stakeholders and provided an industry leading project and project toolkits to shape the forthcoming low carbon agenda.