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This webinar originally took place on 4th November 2021.

Powering, heating, and maintaining existing buildings makes up 16% of our national carbon footprint, and almost all buildings will need to be retrofitted for us to meet our decarbonisation responsibilities. This is certainly a huge challenge, but there are also opportunities to create thousands of green jobs, reduce fuel poverty and inequality, and improve people’s health and wellbeing.

What are the key technologies that will help us achieve this and at what scales can they be applied? What steps are the government taking to increase uptake? What projects are currently doing this work, and what have they learnt? Learn more in our 1-hour webinar with expert speakers at the forefront of this transition in the built environment.

By attending this session you will:

1. Understand what retrofit is and why it is important.

2. Learn about the legislation around retrofit and how it fits into the Government’s net zero 2050 target.

3. Learn why buildings are carbon intensive and what the hotspots are.

4. Hear about existing building fabric, renewable heat, and power technologies.

5. Think about different models of implementation, and the guidance and funding available.

This is session open to anyone who would like to learn more about energy and efficiency retrofit.

Session time: 45 mins -1 hour

This session is free to attend.

Confirmed speakers:

Neil Jones – Campaign Manager, Possible

Neil leads on Possible’s heat decarbonisation projects, including Powering Parks – working with Hackney Council to show how ground source heat in parks can warm nearby buildings using heat pumps; and a new campaign to engage the public in the transition to heat pumps in homes.

Sarah Buchanan – Impact Manager for Retrofit, CSIC

Sarah is the Impact Manager for Retrofit at CSIC, responsible for the outcomes within the CSIC Retrofit Programme. Since Sarah joined CSIC in 2018, she has focused on the affordable housing market working as the strategic partner for the SFHA  around low carbon design, energy efficiency, renewable technology, modern methods of construction and digital energy modelling. Sarah is passionate about delivering Scotland’s Net Zero 2045 ambitions across the construction industry by promoting innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology.

Martin Heath – Director and Founder, Basingstoke Energy Services Co-operative

Martin Heath has worked in the renewables industry for many years. He is a founder of Basingstoke Energy Co-operative and a Director of Your Energy Your Way CIC. Both organisations are heavily involved in the energy efficiency and renewables markets.  Key activities are design, installation and maintenance of solar thermal, solar PV, battery and heat pump systems. He has worked on the design and feasibility assessments of large-scale wind and solar PV projects and was heavily involved in designing the world’s first solar PV plant that powers a railway traction network – Riding Sunbeams.

More recently he has been working with clients in design and implementation of deep retrofits of both domestic and commercial buildings. Here he takes a whole building approach looking at a building current energy use, how energy can be used more efficiently and how reduce energy demand can be met with and off-site renewables.

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