Another example of a cross-sector partnership

The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) has signed a partnership with the National Energy Foundation (NEF) in a move that will strongly support its practical knowledge transfer work and training to support excellence in green retrofit projects across the UK.

The partnership brings benefits to both organisations as well as to the communities who work with them.  These include:

  • Working together to develop initiatives to facilitate closer working between business, government and community organisations on all aspects of energy efficiency in buildings
  • CoRE’s training and education events, usually held in Stoke-on-Trent, also being held at NEF’s Milton Keynes centre, and vice versa
  • The identification of opportunities to attract joint funding which would not normally be available to NEF as a charity or to CoRE as a not for profit SME

CoRE’s chief executive David Pierpoint says:

“The National Energy Foundation is hugely influential in the debates and activity around improving the use of energy in buildings and is keen to share this expertise and knowledge with our members and stakeholders.  We are extremely pleased that they will be involved with CoRE and are delighted to welcome Dr Kerry Mashford to our board.”

NEF’s chief executive Dr Kerry Mashford says:

“At the National Energy Foundation, we work on a daily basis to improve the use of energy in buildings. CoRE gives us a very high quality way of sharing more widely than before what we know from decades of practical experience and research, and turning this into long-lasting skills and understanding that will transform the effectiveness of the national refurbishment programme. Together we can achieve so much more, and genuinely complement each other’s strengths.”

CoRE is the not for profit, national centre of excellence for green building retrofit. Its mission is to transfer practical retrofit knowledge to support excellence in retrofit products and projects across the domestic and non-domestic sectors. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, CoRE is itself an example of refurbishment excellence, an international standard conference and training venue.The CoRE refurbishment programme was funded with support from DCLG, the European Regional Development Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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