Retrofit training win offers boost to Britain’s £26m home energy efficiency need


04 January 2024

Elmhurst Energy has won a share of £8.85m Government funding to train retrofit recruits.

Announced recently under Phase 2 of the Home Decarbonisation Skills Training (HDST) competition, Elmhurst’s training will provide upskilling in retrofit for energy efficiency professionals, as well as people new to the career.

The organisation is now inviting registrations of interest in three courses for domestic energy assessor (DEA) and retrofit assessor training for new entrants, retrofit assessor upskilling for current DEAs, and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings.

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HDST Phase 2 will provide an estimated 8,000 training courses, as part of a government goal to boost both the number of retrofit professionals and skills required to deliver energy efficiency installations at scale through programs such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS), and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).