Metro Mayor visits Bristol retrofit site
Metro Mayor Dan Norris met workers who are retrofitting four homes on Philip Street in Bristol, as part of his second Jobs and Skills Summit.
The Metro Mayor chatted to the insulation workers about what attracted them to their roles, how they gained the skills they needed, and quizzed them about their ideas on how to encourage others to take up green jobs.
As part of the Metro Mayor’s flagship Green Recovery fund, the West of England Combined Authority is investing over £3 million in retrofitting.
Over 250,000 homes across the West of England would benefit from measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, which is vital to cut carbon and people’s sky-high energy bills.
But more workers in this sector are urgently needed as at the current pace, it would take 557 years to install the required solid wall insulation to meet the region’s ambitious 2030 zero-carbon target.