Retrofitting homes fit for the future
Delivering a national infrastructure programme for energy efficiency
Over the past year, UK-GBC and a coalition of charities and trade associations have been campaigning for energy efficiency to be recognised as a national infrastructure priority. We are calling on the new Government to invest infrastructure funds in a national programme of energy efficiency which would transform our existing housing stock within a generation, making every home in the UK fit for the future.
A key challenge for establishing a national energy efficiency programme is how to ensure that funding will be spent effectively. Experience of past energy efficiency schemes has not provided compelling evidence about the best way to roll out energy efficiency and has provoked a debate about what is the most effective model for delivery. But a truly national retrofit programme will need a variety of delivery solutions which work for different properties, tenures and household circumstances.
This event will showcase a range of delivery models are already being developed that cater for different parts of the market. The success of a national programme will depend on bringing together these various approaches into a coherent national programme, and drawing on the wealth of lessons learned from both successes and failures in order to make ongoing improvements.
- Luke Gallagher, Head of Sustainability, Keepmoat
- William Baker, Head of Fuel Poverty Policy, Citizens Advice
- Jo Lugg, Project Manager – Low Carbon Villages, National Trust
- Arno Schmickler, Director, Urbarno
- Please note: This is a member only event