Entries open for Retrofit Academy Awards


10 January 2023
Caroline Best of Northern Ireland Housing Executive, winner of the Small Project of the Year category in 2022, with David Pierpoint

Entries for the Retrofit Academy Awards are now open.

The awards aim to recognise and showcase the importance of high-quality retrofit projects across the UK, with winners being announced in March at Futurebuild 2023, one of the biggest events of the year for professionals working in the built environment. 

David Pierpoint, CEO at the Retrofit Academy, said: “Winning one of these awards will identify the brightest stars within our industry. These awards recognise excellence across the twin challenges of increasing the quality and the scale of retrofit in the UK.”

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Caroline Best, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, winner of The Retrofit Awards 2022 Small Project of the Year category, said: “Winning the award was amazing for me personally and as an organisation. It really enforced the attention to detail we paid to technical solutions and, as well as improving social housing, really focussing on making sure we got the detail right. Having that recognised by TRA was really lovely.”

The eight categories for 2023 are:

  • Retrofit Coordinator of the Year 
  • Retrofit Assessor of the Year 
  • Retrofit Contractor of the Year 
  • Retrofit Designer of the Year
  • Retrofit Assessment and Coordination Service 
  • Retrofit Academy Graduate Award
  • Best Retrofit Employer Award 
  • Best Local Authority or Social Housing Retrofit Programme

An experienced panel of  judges will look for excellence in service, consistent delivery of high-quality work and a proven commitment to PAS 2035 principles. The awards will be presented at Futurebuild, at the ExCel, London on the evening after the event on Tuesday 7th March 2023. Applications close on January 31st. 

To enter, or find out more, click here.