David founded The Retrofit Academy CIC in 2016, having previously been CEO at CoRE, the former centre of excellence for domestic retrofit. The Retrofit Academy has developed and now delivers the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management. This regulated qualification is mandatory for all Retrofit Coordinators, a new role introduced under BSI PAS2035. Over 300 professionals are now hold or are working towards the qualification.
David led submissions to the Bonfield and Hansford Reviews that were highly influential in changing the direction of the energy efficiency sector. Through a consultancy called Osmosis, he also supports a range of projects in the retrofit sector, including Retrofit Works, Energiesprong UK and Retrobook.