rhp’s First Retrofit Coordinator
We are pleased to announce that Patrick Osborne is now an accredited Retrofit Coordinator. As from June 2021, all publicly funded housing retrofit projects will require an Accredited Retrofit Coordinator. This is a significant development of the BSI PAS 2035 guidance that currently applies to all domestic retrofit projects.
80% of the buildings that will be around in 2050 have already been built, therefore efforts to reduce emissions must focus on existing stock. Amid escalating climate concerns, rhp is committed to supporting retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild. This is the continuation of a studio-wide upskilling in sustainability, with more employees undertaking Retrofit Coordinator and Certified Passivhaus Designer courses over the coming months.
Patrick is already a BREEAM AP, qualified architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer. He also has an MSc in Environmental Science, for which he researched the effects of retrofit on thermal comfort in schools.
The Retrofit Coordinator role is primarily designed to identify, assess, and manage the technical and process risks commonly associated with retrofit projects. This accreditation will add to rhp’s skillset in and commitment to delivering highly sustainable projects.