National Centre for Refurbishment opened by junior Minister
CoRE, the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence, was officially opened by Andrew Stunell MP, Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The centre, situated in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent was built at a cost of £11.4m, and will benefit thousands of trainees from across the UK.
CoRE will be open to students at the start of January 2012, and will host courses and tutorials designed to upskill trades people in areas such as solar panels, ground source heat pumps, new insulation techniques and other innovative solutions to make greener homes.
Mr Stunell MP, said: “Over three-quarters of the buildings that will be standing in 2050 have already been built, so it is vital that we find ways to reduce carbon emissions from all types of existing buildings, and for every type of budget, or the country risks losing its battle against climate change
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .
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