Retrofit conference

CMS Window Systems hosted the Impact Engagement’s conference ‘The Future of Retrofit 2017’ in February, at its own sustainably retrofitted event space.

CMS team members, Anna West and Sarah Wilson, also delivered a talk about sustainability within the retrofitting supply chain and highlighted a case study about Fife Council-owned Broomhead Flats in Dunfermline, a recent £5 million retrofitting success story.

The conference followed recent pledges made by the Scottish Government to prioritise improving the energy efficiency of Scotland’s buildings. The value of the opportunity for the retrofit sector is estimated at £300 million, which is anticipated to generate up to £30 million in energy and other associated savings per year.

The day’s panel discussed opportunities, progress, difficulties and next steps in improving energy efficiency in Scotland’s housing stock, with speakers including Anna Kynaston of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Unit of the Scottish Government’s Energy Division, and Moses Jenkins from Historic Scotland.

CMS managing director, Andy Kerr, said: “At CMS, our greatest overarching aim is to deliver best value products and services which have minimal negative impact on the environment. Retrofitting is a significant part of the company’s work, and we were very pleased to host and participate in the discussions of current issues surrounding retrofit in Scotland.”