The Whole House Retrofit (WHR) competition will make available approximately £9.4 million for a limited number of projects which demonstrate a cost reduction trajectory for whole house retrofit. Your project must consider both process-related innovations and material aspects of retrofit, focusing on mass production and large-scale delivery. BEIS anticipate that successful projects will focus on upgrading social housing properties, given the comparative uniformity of the dwellings, and the ability to procure at scale. However, BEIS would be interested to hear credible alternative proposals.
- 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.
This competition closes at midday 5pm UK time on 15 August 2019. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm UK time 1 August 2019. Further information on the competition can be found here.
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