Establishing a local retrofit scheme
Building a Local Membership Momentum – ‘One stop shop approach’
The RetrofitWorks model now exists for others to use but local members need to be able to build a genuine market for retrofit services. If the model is used in a new geographical area, it may be that we already have installer members that are willing to operate there, but its more likely we will have to attract new local installers. We have great experience of this but need local partners to support the process.
RetrofitWorks staff will work to arrange workshops which seek to understand the most useful approach for attracting members and customers alike, but also the sort of scheme that could be designed through which all members operate.
Interested in exploring this further? To find out more, download the RetrofitWorks Advocate Prospectus (generic) 15102015 for setting up a Retrofit Scheme.
The RetrofitWorks Model
RetrofitWorks is a cooperative legal model, offering a range of organisations the ability to provide retrofit services under one umbrella administration, whilst also owning a share in the coop, and thus giving those organisations control over things that matter to them. It is very flexible, offering its members the chance to make offers to a local market that are attractive and appropriate.
By bringing delivery into one place, it solves a lot of issues on the ground whilst also achieving wider strategic aims for local authorities and other community-based organisations. Importantly, the mechanism can be adapted to suit local needs in order to deliver mutual outcomes.
Below are some key qualities of the model:
Advocate Member role
Advocate Members represent homeowners and tenants across the wide range of motivations and triggers for retrofit. Energy is often a key feature of this, but so are wider outcomes.