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ECD Architects appointed to GFP Decarbonisation Framework

ECD Architects is pleased to have been appointed in the GFP Decarbonisation Delivery Framework for Scotland – Lot 3f –Consultancy.

The framework, which is managed by Pretium Frameworks, was developed with the Greener Futures Partnership, with Abri acting as Contracting Authority on the partnership’s behalf.

GFP, comprises Abri, Anchor, Home Group, Hyde and Sanctuary – five of the largest housing associations in the UK.

The Decarbonisation Delivery Framework for Scotland, is open to all RSLS in Scotland. The Framework is being created to support GFP and Authorised Users to achieve the targets set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) act 2009 and Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 set targets to reduce Scotland’s emissions of all greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2045 at the latest,

Lot 3f covers Consultancy services to align with the Scottish Government’s decarbonisation agenda. Work under this lot covers the provision of managed services including retrofit lead generation and management to deliver eligible customer referrals; programme management to deliver eligible installations, retrofit advice, assessment and coordination pre-works, retrofit coordination and evaluation, air permeability tests, damp surveys, thermographic image surveys, EPR, air-tightness-tests, and the provision of interim support in some roles including Retrofit Coordinator, Retrofit Advisor, Retrofit Assessor, Retrofit Designer, Retrofit Evaluator, Project Administrator.

Together the members of the Greener Futures Partnership own 300,000 homes across the UK. These consist of a variety of stock including Victorian street properties, post-Second World War estates and modern developments.

ECD Architects, an award-winning practice specialising in the design of low energy, low environmental impact buildings, cost effectively and to the highest quality standards, has been a pioneer in Sustainable Design for 40+ years. The Company comprises a talented team of designers and technicians, including certified Passive House Designers, TrustMark registered Retrofit Coordinators, and Retrofit Designers who are passionate about simple and elegant architecture, combined with robust detailing and specifications, solutions that stand the test of time.

Asked to comment upon ECD Architects’ appointment to the framework, Lizzy Westmacott, ECD Associate Director and Regional Head of Sustainability stated: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the GFP Decarbonisation Framework.

“We are currently working on the retrofit of 8,000+ social homes across the country, at various stages and to differing depths. This gives us a unique experience of the challenges of retrofitting at scale including working with large numbers of residents, managing large quantities of information and ensuring the accuracy for every dwelling. We maintain efficiency by designing for archetypical homes and integrating PAS 2035 requirements into our design process.’

• ECD Architects is an award-winning architectural company specialising in the design of high quality, low energy and low environmental impact buildings. Originally founded in 1980 to combine architectural practice with energy research and consultancy, our expertise in environmental and social architecture has culminated in over 200 successfully completed projects for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Developers throughout the UK.

• Pretium Frameworks Ltd develops and manages specialist frameworks on behalf of contracting authorities operating in the public sector across the UK – For more information on the framework email

• Greener Futures Partnership is a collective of like-minded housing associations set up in 2021 as its members believed that a joint effort would be more effective in helping the social housing sector seriously address the green agenda –

Further enquiries:

Alistair Cameron, Regional Director, M. 07827 343 209 E.
Lizzy Westmacott, Associate Director / Regional Head of Sustainability, M. 07971 685 162 E.

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