KEY THEME: Domestic Retrofit Delivered: High Quality, Large Scale
The WHRZ Seminars provided practical guidance for those about to take the next steps on their retrofit journeys. The programme was packed with case studies and how to guides, so that social landlords, local authorities, and the supply chain may see and learn what to do next.
Social housing is said to be the proving ground for the large-scale decarbonisation of existing homes. But progress is slower than expected and many social landlords and local authorities don’t know where to start. This session provides some practical guidance that will help.
Chair: Sally Hancox, Head of Social Housing, The Retrofit Academy CIC
Retrofit Career Pathways and Job Creation Initiatives
We need a Retrofit Army of over 400,000 new recruits by 2030 – so we’re told. But what are these jobs that need to be created and how do people build careers in retrofit? How do people currently doing other things in life find their way into the sector? How do we turn these jobs into sustainable, rewarding careers?
Chair: David Pierpoint, CEO & Founder, The Retrofit Academy CIC
How do we manage risk as part of the retrofit planning and procurement process? How do we get the right information to the right people when they need it? Come and hear ideas to solve these challenges developed through the Energiesprong International Hackathons.
Emily Braham, Sanne De Wit and Dimie Uyterlinde will talk about the challenges, the hackathon process, and share the best pitches, with a live presentation from the winning team.
Producing airtight buildings, free from defects or hidden nasties requires innovative approaches and technologies. Here, three innovative companies explain how they work with the sector to tackle common problems that are often ignored in mainstream retrofit.
Chair: Dr Peter Rickaby, Technical Director, The Retrofit Academy CIC
RdSAP was designed to provide a quick and therefore cheap way to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). However, is it adequate to support the Improvement Option Evaluation needed to inform the design of whole house retrofits? What energy modelling tools do Retrofit Coordinators need to work effectively with clients to prepare Medium Term Improvement Plans?
Chair: Alan Pither, Technical Director, The Retrofit Academy
Retrofit One Stop Shops – Making retrofit easy for householders
Many homeowners would invest in upgrading their homes, if only they knew where to start. This, in addition to knowing that they were getting a quality assured service from somebody they can trust – a one-stop-shop solution. Two initiatives are leading the way in this space – this is a chance to find out more and learn from their experiences.
Chair: Rick Hartwig, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)