Focusing minds on energy efficiency
Low Carbon Homes Forums
We’re delighted to announce three new events in 2019*, delivered in partnership with major regional stakeholders, each with an ambitious low carbon agenda.
Following a successful 2018 collaboration in the creation and delivery of Low Carbon Homes Forum South West, The Green Register will once again play a vital role in the expanded 2019 event schedule. With an emphasis on the Fabric First approach long advocated by The Green Register, Lucy Pedler and Dan Weisselberg between them will chair proceedings, foster discussion and host a workshop while being our “critical friend” throughout the programme development for each Forum.
Each event follows a similar (but refined) format as our lauded Exeter pilot event, but now with a greater emphasis on serving local needs delivering valuable insight from nationally recognised brands and experts.
We work closely with our partners to ensure that best practice is shared, collaboration fostered and swift implementation follows each event. Get in touch to see how you can be involved.
*FREE TO ATTEND for invited professionals
“Low Carbon Dorset looks forward to hosting Low Carbon Homes South West Forum in March. As part of the programme’s drive to reduce carbon emissions in Dorset, this event will help to showcase innovative local projects, and highlight the support available to get low carbon technologies on the ground.”
Antony Littlechild, Programme Manager, Low Carbon Dorset
“Hosting Low Carbon Homes in Brighton is important to us locally, and nationally, as we all work towards reducing carbon emissions and associated fuel poverty. Clean Growth UK looks forward to contributing to the programme and to welcoming delegates to our University of Brighton campus.”
Zoe Osmond, Director, Clean Growth UK
” Suffolk’s ‘Creating the Greenest County’ aspiration involves the whole county in responding to climate change. Improving the energy efficiency of our housing, lowering carbon emissions and reducing fuel poverty are important priorities for us. Hosting Low Carbon Homes will act as a catalyst in helping us engage with those across the county who influence and advise consumers.”
David Walton, Programme Manager, Suffolk Climate Change Partnership
“We’re delighted to be able to host Low Carbon Homes in Manchester as we recognise the challenge of updating our existing housing stock to meet our Low Carbon targets and reduce fuel poverty. It’s an important initiative of which we are proud to support.”
Jon Sawyer, Director of Housing and Residential Growth, Manchester City Council
“Low Carbon Homes is an important initiative which we’re delighted to be part of as a collaborative approach is vital to drive towards low carbon living. The unique platform provided by Low Carbon Homes can facilitate meaningful and practical understanding between those directly involved in many areas of the housing sector. The 2019 programme’s alignment with our own “Fabric First” approach is a particularly welcome development which we look forward to bringing to many more people and areas of the country in the coming year”.
Lucy Pedler, founder, architect, trainer, director
What is Low Carbon Homes?
What Is Low Carbon Homes?
Low Carbon Homes brings global domestic energy efficiency innovation to the UK’s regions via a nationwide event series – the Low Carbon Homes Forum.
Low Carbon Homes wants to drive the adoption of new energy saving standards by providing a unique platform. Here, professionals can share best practice and discover pioneering methodologies and products to help transform home efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and lower carbon emissions.
- Apathy and resistance to change – key influencers are unmotivated to recommend change; easier to “do nothing”
- Cost perceptions – unconvincing ROI
- Confusing/conflicting information – a lack of consistency from “experts”
- Technological complications – pace of innovation difficult to keep up with
- Inconsistent government policies – financial incentives reducing, and questionable and fluctuating priorities
We’ll provide success stories and case-studies in a forum-style community. Our events will be tailored to address regional issues and deliver solutions that are right for your area.
By facilitating knowledge exchange, peer-to-peer learning and debunking myths, we will reduce barriers and accelerate the take-up of energy efficiency best practice in your region.
Why Low Carbon Homes? Read more…
Low Carbon Homes Forum is a free to attend event for architects, engineers, landlords, local authorities and other important influencers of consumers.
* We will only use your details for the purposes of Low Carbon Homes and will NOT share your details with anyone.
Forum South West
University of Exeter
05 June 2018
2018 Forum South West delegate feedback:
- Forum attracted: Architects, Engineers, Consultants, LA Officers & Councillors, Energy Assessors, Asset managers
- “important” to 82% of delegates, 76% would recommend the event, 72% attended to discover latest tech and whole house approach
- “Fabric First” most popular workshop