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Homes fit for the future – accelerating the deep retrofit market

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Homes fit for the future – accelerating the deep retrofit market

In partnership with The Institute of Engineering and Technology and Innovate UK

If the UK is to meet its climate change goals we have to radically reduce our domestic energy use. But most homes of the future have already been built. A programme to accelerate the market in the deep retrofitting of homes might be answer.

Domestic energy consumption accounts for about 30% of the UK’s total energy budget, and 20% of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Reduction in carbon emissions from domestic properties is essential to achieve the goals of the 2008 Climate Change Act.

Over three-quarters of household energy demand is for space and hot water heating. We must decarbonise or reduce heating demand. Since 80% of the homes we will be living in by 2050 have already been built, a nationwide programme to stimulate the market for deep retrofits and refurbishment of the existing stock could be the only way to deliver the required carbon savings.

Future Cities Catapult, the Institute for Engineering and Technology, and Innovate UK have joined forces to put on an important discussion on how to accelerate the UK deep retrofit market.

Speakers

  • Dr Richard Miller, Miller-Klein Associates
  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Lynne Sullivan, Partner, Construction Leadership Council / Sustainable by Design
  • Richard Twinn, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council
  • Prof Tadj Oreszczyn, Director, UCL Energy Institute
  • Rob Whitehead, Future Cities Catapult Director of Knowledge

Programme

17:00 Registration

17:30 Presentation and panel discussion

  • Presentation on Deep Retrofit by Dr Richard Miller
  • Panel discussion: An expert panel to discuss the topics raised by the report and presentation.

Rob Whitehead, Future Cities Catapult Director of Knowledge (Chair)
Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lynne Sullivan, Partner, Construction Leadership Council / Sustainable by Design 
Richard Twinn, Senior Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council
Prof Tadj Oreszcyzyn, Director, UCL Energy Institute 

18:30 Mini-Workshop
Future Cities Catapult experts run a mini-workshop to further explore the barriers to greater adoption of deep retrofit technologies.

19:30 Networking

20.30 Event close

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