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About this Session
An overhaul to the energy performance of the UK’s existing housing stock is a vital milestone on the Government’s net-zero pathway, both in terms of operational and embodied carbon savings.
Low carbon retrofit of the UK’s existing housing stock is a far larger and more urgent challenge than the upgrade of new housing – albeit both are important - and it is a commensurately more difficult and complicated process.
At least 15 million homes would need to be retrofitted by 2030 and, to meet 2050 carbon targets, the same homes would need to have further measures installed again after 2030. Doing this would more than triple the UK's current rate of energy efficiency installations.
The call to increase the rate of low carbon housing retrofit has been sounded for over a decade but in reality not a great deal has changed over that period and the same challenges remain.
The main barriers continue to be lack of regulation, finance, data, sector capacity and consumer drive. Underpinning these barriers is the lack of a Government policy roadmap providing clarity and certainty on the route to a net-zero 2050.
This session will not attempt to address all these many well-known, ongoing challenges but we will focus on what can be realistically changed now – namely the development and use of practical, innovative products and technologies that can reduce the cost of retrofit and increase the affordability/appeal and volume of work being undertaken.
This two-hour online session will cover:
- Recap - the different definitions of net-zero in construction, and energy efficiency regulations, relating specifically to domestic retrofit
- Specific innovations in a range of product and technology areas that can provide practical, cost-effective improvements to low carbon retrofit projects
- Windows, insulation, heating systems, energy efficient finishes, low embodied carbon products, recycled products, as well as whole house and MMC system solutions
- What part can the local supply chain play in delivering more low carbon retrofits
Terry McGivern, ex-Development Director at Hanson Building Products and ASW Construction Systems and Chief Executive of London Building Centre, will host the session.
Hyde Housing are currently planning an innovative low carbon retrofit programme within the “New Energy” programme. We will highlight a series of innovations proposed to be trialled within this, and there may be opportunity for site visits to view these applications first hand.
This live and interactive session will have Q&A breaks to allow participants to ask questions of the speakers.
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Can be booked as a series or individually:
- TGR members: £30 per session // £150 for all 8 sessions (save £90)
- Standard non-member rate: £40 per session // £200 for all 8 sessions (save £120)
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This event is held in conjunction with:
The ENE project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
|Green Register Members - Whole Series (save £90)||£150.00|
|Non-members - Whole Series (save £120)||£200.00|
|Green Register Members - This event only||£30.00|
|Non Members - This event only||£40.00|
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