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Plumb Center confirms sponsorship of Retrofit Hub at BEST Show

26 August 2010

Plumb Center again highlights its commitment to and support of renewable solutions through sponsorship of the Retrofit Hub at the BEST Show in October.

The Retrofit Hub will offer visitors the opportunity to gain a full understanding of the retrofit process, looking at the benefits, impacts, costs and operational requirements. But beyond that, it will: • Provide inspiration for fresh, innovative ideas to deliver domestic retrofit affordably and sustainably • Exhibit products which will help meet a retrofit challenge • Allow visitors to hear about actual success stories and case studies from both within the UK and internationally Essentially, it will explain all you need to know about making improvements on the existing buildings and infrastructures of today to ensure that they meet the requirements of tomorrow.

Plumb Center will specifically be concentrating on technologies of the future in the Hub, such as solar panels and heat pumps and will use these technologies to demonstrate how it is possible to significantly cut the carbon emissions of existing housing stock.

As with many of the key industry players, Plumb Center has been quick to recognise the important role retrofit will play in meeting future carbon targets and has therefore ensured it is at the forefront in supplying the most extensive range of renewable solutions – all of which can be seen in the dedicated Renewables section in the latest Plumb Center Trade Price Guide.

The news of DECC’s partnering of the Retrofit Hub was warmly welcomed by Plumb Center who recognises the importance of government support in this arena. DECC laid out a challenge for both the exhibitors within the Hub and the seminar presenters: “Creating low carbon households: design an affordable domestic energy saving retrofit measure, or suite of measures, saving significant volumes of CO2 and paying for itself well within the life of the technology”. A challenge which will, no doubt, spark the interest of all visitors.

Plumb Center is certainly keen to educate those who want to learn more about retrofitting but it also recognises the importance of awarding those who have already successfully completed retrofit projects. Plumb Center is therefore proud to be the sponsor of the Commercial Building category at the Retrofit Awards on 19 October.

To visit the Retrofit Hub, register now for free entry to BEST (saving £20) at - The exhibition will run from 18-20 Oct at the NEC Birmingham. 

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