Encraft’s Coventry Eco House project wins prestigious Passivhaus Trust Award

July 11th, 2014
Encraft’s Coventry Eco House project won the ‘Cost and Build-ability’ category award at the UK Passivhaus Trust Awards last week. This category featured entries that clearly displayed clever cost savings and robust construction to showcase that Passivhaus can be achievable at a reasonable cost.

The Coventry Eco House project is a collaborative, learning legacy project consisting of two 3-bedroom detached homes built for Orbit Homes that meets the needs of the local community and comprehensively assesses the effects of building to UK Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) Level 6 & to Passivhaus standard within a restricted budget. Read more..

Funding and support for low carbon development – 29th July 2014

July 11th, 2014

Do you want to know more about the wide variety of funding schemes available for Midlands SMEs? This networking event will provide an opportunity to learn more about schemes available. Our business members will provide practical examples of how successful these funds have been and there will an opportunity to speak to the organisations who can help you put together your application, deliver your projects and improve business performance.  Read more..

Jim Allen’s Presentation – from RETA event held on 3rd July

July 7th, 2014

Thank you to those who attended the RETA event on 3rd July.  Please see below Jim Allen’s (RETA Chair) presentation on Community Energy. 

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If you have any queries/ advice, can you please get in touch with Jim by emailing him on jim.allen@greenenergynetworks.co.uk

RETA event – 3 days left!! Hurry to register.

June 30th, 2014

Only 3 days till the RETA event!!!  If you would like to attend, can you please register.  Please have a look at the revised programme for the RETA event. 

The event will be held on 3rd July , 8.15am Registration at the Coventry Rugby Club.  Please see the programme for more details. 

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RETA Breakfast Meeting – 3rd July 2014, 8.15 am, Coventry Rugby Club

June 26th, 2014

One week to go for the RETA networking event.  Please remember to register for the event. 

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June FORCE Meeting – 26th June 2014

June 23rd, 2014
A presentation by Galliford Try about the new A45/A46 Tollbar End Improvement Scheme.  The event will include the usual FORCE networking opportunities for members and guests, over a light buffet breakfast.  Read more..

Coventry and Warwickshire Construction Summit – 14th July 2014 – 9.00am

June 17th, 2014

LGiU and CITB, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction sector, will host a Construction Summit at Coventry City Council. This event will be kindly hosted by Cllr Ann Lucas, Leader of Coventry City Council and will focus on the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP region. It is part of a national series of ten events.  Read more. 

The summit will seek to understand local skills needs and address what suitable solutions might look like. This event, which forms part of a national series, will examine the important role local government can play in supporting the construction sector and local skills needs. A provisional agenda is available here.

**RETA Event Agenda** – 3rd July 2014 – 08.15am, Coventry Rugby Club

June 9th, 2014

Please see the RETA Agenda for the event on 3rd July at 8.15am at the Coventry Rugby Club.  Please circulate it to interested parties. 


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How Immersive Virtual Reality Technology can give your innovations a competitive advantage

June 5th, 2014

As optimising innovation & efficiency capabilities become more complex and expensive to embed into organisations, new technologies can be deployed to accelerate and transform how your value chain performs. This creates a quality and intensity of collaborative learning that delivers significant new layers of business improvement and commercial impact.  Read more..

Health & Wellbeing: how can housing help?

June 3rd, 2014

This workshop is aimed at professionals who are responsible for housing and health strategy, budgets and delivery.

We are working with DECC to identify:

  • actions taken to tackle fuel poverty: health outcomes in different groups (e.g. children, adults etc); mental health outcomes; other social outcomes; the potential cost savings to local health services and how best to measure these.
  • existing examples of health initiated household improvements with a view to understanding what is working on the ground at the moment; what experience participants have of interaction with health or social services professionals; the barriers to such projects getting off the ground (beyond lack of funding) and how such health ‘referrals’ can best be translated into household improvements.

Read more..