|This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
This Report encapsulates the results of the DfX workshop held on 12th July 2010, the workshop was attended by over 45 participants from 32 different organisations representing a wide range of stakeholder groups and interests. The objectives of the workshop and the report are:
Please note this report was produced in 2011/2012 and its contents may be out of date.
- To address the needs and requirements from a broad range of stakeholders in the national retrofit process
- To formulate a preliminary hierarchy of value of ‘home thermal efficiency’ for stakeholders
- To understand the various barriers and obstacles to the success of a national retrofit implementation plan
- To capture views from the participants and propose a strategy for capturing responses from other under-represented groups.
- To translate the outputs of the workshop into a framework for future deliverables to use as measures of success