CHEESE wins pitch for Buildings Innovation at Futurebuild

Jamie Hanlon, March 2020

We are delighted to report that last Wednesday (4th March) at the huge and prestigious building industry event Futurebuild at ExCeL, London, The C.H.E.E.S.E. Project won the Big Innovation Pitch award for Buildings, one of Futurebuild's six challenges, described as "Buildings: retrofitted, re-used, net positive and built to perform". The pitch was given by our thermal-imaging expert Brian Harper.

This award is valuable recognition in the industry, and particularly amongst organisations like BEIS and BRE, for our project's unique value as the low-cost front end of retrofitting. As now more than 3,000 retrofits a day are needed for the government to meet its 2050 climate target, the need for innovative approaches like ours is clearer than ever.

Here is what Futurebuild says about itself:

"Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond...

As the industry’s catalyst for change, Futurebuild fosters collaboration, knowledge-sharing and innovation to enable the industry to do things differently."

And about the Big Innovation Pitches:

Hosted across Futurebuild in conjunction with BRE as technical partner the competition will be the industry’s largest call-out for innovation to date and will identify and celebrate novel new approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing us all.

Also shortlisted for the buildings category were: