Net Zero opportunities

Refurbishment of Welsh homes is not just an ambitious Welsh Government plan to give people energy efficient homes and move towards net zero, it’s a chance for the construction industry to recruit, train and get involved with a radical policy.

On Tuesday 8th June, Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEWales) hosted the second of their programme of Construction Opportunity Knocks events; Optimised Retrofit - recruit, train and equip Welsh construction.

The event explained why decarbonising Welsh homes is so important and how this first step in the journey might affect transforming another 1.4m homes in Wales to Net Zero. It’s the start of what will be a huge and vital undertaking and it will be led by the beating heart of Welsh construction: small builders, plumbers, electricians, builders merchants and their suppliers.

The event was attended by more than 80 people and the speakers inspired plenty of questions and discussion, most notably, Paul Gibson, Director, Gibson STS Ltd, who gave an introduction on what it means for an SME. In it, Paul reassured SME’s and tradespeople, saying ‘To all the small businesses or one-man bands, it is important to note you upskill and retrain at your own pace when you can afford it, but we must all start diversifying our businesses, and this is where you can start. Energy efficiency is not the future, it is happening now. This is the perfect chance to get involved, register now!”

So, if you are an SME or tradesperson keen to get involved you can register your interest here or follow us on Facebook for project updates and further information.