Making mass retrofit a reality: A webinar from CREDS and Buildings & Cities

Oct 20

2pm - 3.30pm

This CREDS and Building & Cities webinar (20 Oct at 2pm) addresses how retrofits for domestic buildings can be delivered at scale to meet climate targets.

This CREDS and Building & Cities joint event addresses how retrofits for domestic buildings can be delivered at scale to meet climate targets.

There is a large gulf between current slow retrofitting rates and the portion of domestic buildings that rapidly need intervention to meet climate targets. This webinar reflects on a recent Buildings & Cities special issue which begins to address this gap by focusing on delivering retrofit at scale.

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Key questions

  • What policy initiatives can create the right conditions (energy service models, business retrofit models and consumer demand) to encourage mass retrofit?
  • What coordination between actors (central or local government, private sector companies, professional organisations) is needed to enable mass retrofit?
  • What specific capabilities and capacities need to be created in construction supply chains? How can these be supported?

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction to the Special Issue

  • Nick Eyre | Director of CREDS & Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Oxford
  • Faye Wade | Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Policy & governance for retrofitting

Retrofitting at scale: comparing transition experiments in Scotland and the Netherlands

  • Petra Hofman | Researcher at the Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Faye Wade | Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Housing retrofit: six types of local authority energy service models

  • Jan Webb MBE | Professor of Sociology of Organisations, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Discussant: Erwin Mlecnik | Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft

Developing supply chain capacity

Domestic retrofit supply chain initiatives and business innovations: an international review

  • Joanne Wade OBE | Chief Strategic Advisor for The Association for Decentralised Energy and Chair of the Advisory Board for CREDS.

Domestic retrofit: understanding capabilities of micro-enterprise building practitioners

  • Kate Simpson | Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Discussant: Veronika Schröpfer | Head of EU Research Projects at Architects’ Council of Europe

Respondents:

  • Lord Deben | Chair, Climate Change Committee
  • Stefan Moser | European Commission, DG ENERGY, Head of Unit: Buildings and Products (ENER.B.3)

Q&A and closing remarks

  • Chaired by Henk Visscher | Professor of Housing Quality & Process Innovation, TU Delft Emeritus Associate Professor, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, Denmark

 

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