We have helped a range of companies from start-ups, SMEs, universities and multi-nationals to local authorities and housing associations. Our finger is on the pulse of the energy efficiency sector. We have an extensive network and a deep understanding of the sector. We have a real-world view, but we are passionate about people and the planet.
We are a small consultancy with a big belief in the potential that large-scale domestic retrofit has to transform society through reducing C02, tackling fuel poverty and creating social and economic benefits.
We support our clients to achieve their goals in retrofit. We offer and technical and business development consultancy as well as resourcing solutions.
Our small and friendly team have decades of experience in the domestic retrofit sector, with complimentary strengths. Such is our experience, the chances are that one of us have confronted your retrofit challenge before. We pride ourselves on a friendly and professional approach.
David is our Founder and has spent over a decade at the coalface of retrofit. David specialises in business development, marketing and strategic consultancy. He is a regular speaker and facilitator at industry events and always seems to know someone who knows someone!
Dr Peter Rickaby was the Technical Author of PAS2035 and PAS 2030 (2019). He has decades of experience in domestic retrofit and is now a key government advisor. Peter also heads up the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings and was the lead author of The Retrofit Academy’s Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management course.
Alan is a leading expert in building assessment and energy modelling. He advises leading housing associations on developing retrofit approaches and is a respected trainer, mentor and assessor on The Retrofit Academy.
Lisa Pasquale is one of the UK’s most experienced building performance consultants and gained a UK Green Building Council Rising Star award in 2016. Lisa has extensive knowledge of in-use building operation and management, building physics, low-energy services, and fabric design for new build and retrofit domestic and non-domestic buildings.
Osmosis provides the engine room of the Academy, which provides outstanding professional education in the retrofit sector, including the award-winning Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management.
Osmosis supports Energiesprong in its mission to improve the quality and quality of retrofit in the social housing sector. We provide business development support, recently delivering a support service to bring together new consortia to increase supply-side capacity and capability.
Osmosis developed a successful bid in to the CITB Productivity Commission to develop national-recognised retrofit qualifications. We also project managed the project from inception to completion.
Osmosis project managed and drafted the successful entry by Renfrewshire Council in to the BEIS Whole House Retrofit Competition, helping secure £1.7m to transform 75 homes in Paisley.
We organised and delivered a highly successful event on Sustainability in Construction Training.
Osmosis curates the Whole House Retrofit Zone at the UK’s leading construction and design exhibition.
We delivered an industry consultation exercise in support of Salford Energy House 2.0 ahead of their successful application for ERDF-funding.
We wrote and project-managed a White Paper on the Future of Retrofit on behalf of Europe’s leading building product supplier and distributor.
We led a successful bid to the CITB to secure £127k to fund the development of new retrofit training courses.