As well as Parity Projects core services, such as Home Energy Masterplan and CROHM, Parity offer and often bid for consultancy work in the domestic retrofit area. This has led to Parity’s involvement in very innovative and exciting projects over the years, which we have named as our Special Projects. These projects have either been fully or part funded by the EU or the UK, or are consultancy based work which we have been commissioned to carry out.
Retrofit Works is a highly innovative model that is the first of its kind in the UK. It is a network of small to medium enterprises and other local partners with the aim of delivering reductions on CO2 emissions and energy bills in people’s homes while stimulating the local economy and improving the health and well-being of residents.
The RE:Start Local project works with large buyers and investors in renewable energy and retrofit programmes in the particular regions to understand their requirements and the associated business opportunities. It aims to help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) secure supply chain and innovation opportunities arising from the increasing onshore renewable energy and low carbon building retrofit initiatives taking place in South East England. This information will be shared with the region’s renewable energy and retrofit SME suppliers and innovators through six sub-regional ‘clusters’ of activity covering Hampshire, Kent, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Reading/East Berkshire and Sussex.
Parity Projects are working with TV Energy and the National Trust to deliver the Oxfordshire and Berkshire cluster.
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Parity Projects were awarded a three year EU research grant entitled ‘Eracobuild’, via the Technology Strategy Board, and it is due to complete by April next year (2015).
Eracobuild is a component of the European innovation system for research and innovation in construction and operation of buildings.
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