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Futurebuild Takes a Stand For Retrofit

The newly expanded Retrofit section, in partnership with The Retrofit Academy CIC and Osmosis, is set to return to Futurebuild 2023. Taking place 7-9th March 2023 at London’s ExCeL, it will provide the perfect platform for professionals to learn more and find new solutions to address the retrofit challenge.

With 27 million domestic buildings in the UK, the majority of which require significant energy efficiency improvements, it has been calculated by the UK Green Building Council that 1.8 homes per minute will need to be retrofitted to deliver the UK Government’s commitment to net zero by 2050. It’s why Futurebuild is urging companies and professionals to ‘take a stand’ for retrofit in order to create a better built environment and deliver on our net zero ambitions.

Futurebuild’s Retrofit section will be showcasing the best solutions, technologies and services, that together, can unite and strengthen the delivery of whole house retrofit at scale. It will focus on retrofit in practice, innovation that is scalable, and cement a standard of safe, high-quality retrofit.  

Social landlords and local authorities throughout the country are amongst those in the supply chain who are keen to identify organisations, products, technologies, and systems that can help them to scale up and decarbonise their housing stock, without compromise on quality or service. 

From the manufacturer to the installer, the supply chain is gearing up to meet retrofit demand, with climate conscious clients renovating their homes and waves of funding from the UK Government needing to be fulfilled for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Local Authority Delivery programmes.

David Pierpoint, Founder and CEO at the Retrofit Academy will be curating the section’s exhibitors, seminars and training taster-sessions. He said: “The current energy crisis has the energy efficiency of our homes under the spotlight. With residential fuel bills soaring, fuel poverty is once again on the rise and felt widely across our communities. Retrofitting is part of the solution to energy efficient, sustainable, healthier homes and improves both ourcarbon footprint and the quality of people’s lives. If we are to meet our net zero targets, we must share knowledge, collaborate and innovate, and by doing this we will go some way to creating a world where every home is warm, healthy and low carbon.’’

Martin Hurn, Futurebuild’s Event Director said: “The solutions exist within the supply chain that can underpin whole house retrofit at scale and create a better built environment. It’s now about giving those innovative brands the platform to really showcase their products, solutions and innovations. Futurebuild 2023 will be that platform.”  

For more information on how you or your company can put your products, systems and technologies in front of Futurebuild’s unique audience and help meet the challenges of delivering retrofit at an unprecedented scale, visit www.futurebuild.co.uk 

 

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