The Whole House Retrofit (WHR) cost reduction trajectory competition is a key early step in accelerating a reduction in domestic retrofit costs.
This Whole House Retrofit (WHR) cost reduction trajectory competition is a key early step in accelerating a reduction in domestic retrofit costs. It supports:
- our ambition to halve the cost of retrofitting existing buildings to the same standard as new builds by 2030
- the government’s Fuel Poverty target to bring as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to EPC band C by 2030
- our aspiration for as many homes as cost effective, practical and affordable to reach the same standard by 2035
The competition was launched in May 2019 and is now closed. A total of £7.7 million has been awarded to the first 3 winning organisations in the Whole House Retrofit competition. Read more about the winning organisations.
The 3 winning projects had to demonstrate these key outputs:
- demonstration of cost reduction through process innovation
- evidence of sources of cost reduction
- approximately 400 homes improved overall (at least 75 per project) and achieving at least a 30 kWh/m2 performance figure as part of an appropriate ‘fabric first’ approach for the building type
- development of retrofit plans, installation of whole house retrofits, commissioning with residents, and post installation monitoring.
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