Russell Smith

Russell Smith

Founder and Director, RetrofitWorks

https://retrofitworks.co.uk/

Russell is Founder and Managing Director of RetrofitWorks, owned by and working with community based organisations to design and host all project stages of schemes that deliver energy saving and refurbishment works in buildings. Typically these organisations want to drive change but struggle to define that scheme and then organise a local supply chain to deliver it. They want to articulate an exciting offer to householders they represent and make it all happen seamlessly; the RetrofitWorks model enables that to happen.

RetrofitWorks has led a wide range of domestic retrofit projects using SMEs working in their local area in partnership with the Mayor of London, Citizens Advice, Local Authorities, Social Landlords and a range of Community Energy Cooperatives.

Russell is a Chartered Civil Engineer whose retrofit journey started in 2002 with the Carshalton Grove Eco-Renovation Demonstration Project, which achieved a +70% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 60% reduction in water consumption. It won several awards including Building magazine’s 2007 Award for sustainable refurbishment and the 2008 Observer Ethical Award.