Online workshop: Making mass retrofit a reality

20th October 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 (UK time)

The Centre for Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) and Buildings and Cities are delighted to invite you to an online webinar exploring the delivery of domestic building retrofit at the speed and scale necessary for meeting climate targets. This session marks the launch of a recent Buildings & Cities Special Issue, co-guest edited by Dr Faye Wade (University of Edinburgh) & Prof Henk Visscher (TU Delft), with papers highlighting routes to rapid energy retrofit and is timed for the lead up to COP26.

Featuring experts from policy & academia, the webinar will explore:

  • How policy can support mass retrofit
  • How best to coordinate the relevant actors (such as central and local government, private sector companies and contractors, professional organisations)
  • What changes to business models and the construction supply chain are required, and how best to support these

We have an exciting range of confirmed speakers including: Joanne Wade, OBE (Chief Strategic Advisor for the Association for Decentralised Energy); Jan Webb MBE (Professor of Sociology of Organisations, University of Edinburgh); Petra Hofman (Researcher, Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance); Kate Simpson (Research Associate, Imperial College London).

The session also features international experience: Veronika Schröpfer (Head of EU Research Projects at the Architects’ Council of Europe); Erwin Mlecnik (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft); Stefan Moser (European Commission’s Head of Buildings and Products) and; Lord Deben (Chair, UK Climate Change Committee).

Please visit Eventbrite for more information and to register.