Retro Expo Awards shortlist announced

31st October, 2013

Britain’s most innovative retrofit products, services and pioneers celebrated

36 businesses from across the UK have been shortlisted for the Retro Expo Awards today, as Retro Expo completes the first stage of its hunt to find Britain's most inspiring retrofit pioneer and innovative retrofit products and services.

The Retro Expo Awards celebrate best practice and excellence in retrofit products, innovation, design and delivery across the domestic, commercial and public sector markets.

Chairman of the Awards judging panel, Peter Rickaby (RIBA and Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Prof Paul Ruyssevelt (Technology Strategy Board) said: "We are very proud to announce the Retro Expo Awards shortlist. Each is a testament to the fact that the UK is full of thriving and innovative retrofit products and services. The quality of the entries has been outstanding and it's great to see that the often overlooked retrofit market can be so inspiring and innovative. We are delighted to extend our congratulations to them all and we will certainly have our work cut out finding the winners!" 

The full shortlist is as follows:

Building Fabric Product Innovation of the Year

Supafil Carbon Plus - Knauf Insulation
Solar Slate Multi - Solar Slate Ltd
SWIGA Solid Wall Guarantee – Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency
The Novartis Project - Onyx Solar
IOBAC Magnetised Flooring System

Building Services Product Innovation of the Year
Ventive S+ - Ventive Ltd
SOLiC 200 - Earthwise Products Ltd
immerSUN - 4Eco Ltd
Lo-Carbon Tempra - Vent-Axia
Lo-Carbon Solo Plus - Vent-Axia

Domestic Retrofit Project of the Year – sponsored by SIG 360
Hope Villa - Parity Projects Ltd
Neptune House, Islington Council
Ilfracombe retrofit - Viessmann Ltd & Lenwood Energy
Salford Energy House - Saint-Gobain
Fortrose House Refurbishment - Partick Housing Association
Thornhill Road EnerPHit - ReDesign Architecture

Non-domestic Retrofit Project of the Year

Waltham Forest College - Richard Hopkinson Architects
Minsteracres Retreat Centre - Viessmann Ltd

Excellence in Retrofit Training Award
Internal Wall Insulation Up-Skilling, British Gypsum Technical Academy team - Saint-Gobain
BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessor Training – BRE Global Ltd

Large Scale Retrofit Project of the Year – sponsored by e.on

Hastoe Green Homes Standard Phase 2 - Hastoe Housing Association
Trethomas Phase One - SERS Energy Solutions Group Ltd
Bunhill Heat and Power - Islington Council
Stockbridge Village CESP - Villages Housing Association
Four Acre - Helena partnerships
IFORE (Innovation for Renewal) - Amicus Horizon

Retrofit Promoter of the Year
Dorset Energy Advice Centre (DEAC)

Retrofit Installer of the Year
SERS Energy Solutions Group Ltd
Puragen Renewable Energy Systems

Retrofit Assessor of the Year

HSR Ltd & CSR Ltd
Parity Projects
Green Deal Advisor Association

The DECC Retrofit Pioneer Award
Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP)
REECH initiative Sefton Council
Institute for Sustainability

Winners will be announced at The Retro Expo Award ceremony taking place following the Retrofit Summit on the evening of 05 December 2013 at the Business Design Centre in London. Tickets for this fantastic evening of celebration cost £25 plus VAT per person and can be purchased from:

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