Housing industry to gather for results of national retrofit study

Be the first to hear how to save time and money on your next retrofit project as the findings of the eagerly-awaited ‘Retrofit for the Future’ Study are exclusively revealed.

Landlords, asset managers, social housing contractors and built environment academics are invited to discuss the outcomes of the innovative £17 million programme led by the UK’s innovation agency Technology Strategy Board and Energy Saving Trust, in an event held at the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in Stoke-on-Trent on April 9th and 10th 2014.

The conference, which will be opened by Rick Holland from the Technology Strategy Board, forms part of the exciting two-day ‘Retrofit Live’ event, which will showcase the scope of opportunities the retrofit industry presents.

Delegates will learn what these potential energy and carbon savings mean in practice and get the industry response from organisations including The National Energy Foundation and Travis Perkins.

A series of master classes and breakout sessions led by industry experts will be held throughout the two-day event at CoRE – a state-of-the-art retrofitted building, managed by retrofit specialists. Master class topics include building fabric integrity, ventilation strategies and the overheating risks, handover and commissioning, monitoring and evaluation, de-risking retrofit and optimising supply chain models.

Organisations involved in Retrofit Live include the Technology Strategy Board, E-ON, Honeywell, Travis Perkins, The University of Salford, Wilmott Dixon, Keepmoat, Building Controls Industry Association, Sustainable Homes, Nottingham City Homes, Affinity Sutton, Gentoo Green, Procure21, SustainableBYDesign, Parity Projects and Urbed.

David Pierpoint, chief executive of CoRE, said:

“Here at CoRE we live and breathe retrofit, so naturally we are absolutely delighted to be hosting Retrofit Live at the Centre. This national event provides a unique opportunity for everyone involved in the management and refurbishment of public housing stock to come together, discuss the key lessons learned from past retrofit programmes and most importantly, what all of this means for the future. We are especially excited that delegates at this event will be the very first in the country to access the findings of the ‘Retrofit for the Future’ Study.”

Retrofit Live will also host a fellowship dinner and debate at the close of the event’s first day, providing attendees with further opportunities to network with some of the industry’s leading practitioners.

The newly opened Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) is a not-for-profit, national centre of excellence for green building retrofit. Its intention is to transfer practical retrofit knowledge to support excellence in retrofit products and projects across the domestic and non-domestic sectors.

For more information and to register your place visit: http://www.retrofit-live.com/