Drop-in sessions over 3 mornings
Registration CLOSES 4pm, Mon 25 Jan
AM drop-in sessions | 26-28 Jan 2021 | Registration CLOSES: 4pm, Mon 25 Jan || The environment has long been a priority for Kent. Kent County Council recognised the UK climate and ecological emergency back in May 2019, and together with the 13 other councils in Kent and Medway, have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the county to Net Zero by 2050. Our joint action has already seen carbon dioxide emissions in the area fall 40% since 2005, but there is still a long way to go.
Just under a third of the county’s emissions currently come from housing and the domestic sector, and home retrofit will be integral to reducing this as well as tackling fuel poverty. Kent County Council adopted the Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy in 2020, which highlights building retrofit as one of the 10 priorities for reaching Net Zero. This will require collaboration across all sectors to reach the wide range of housing, tenures and places.
Join us for three mornings discussing the retrofit of housing in Kent and what we can do to accelerate this agenda. Talks will include some of the best practice already taking place locally and elsewhere, and the barriers and opportunities for retrofit in Kent. There will also be the opportunity to network with others interested in the retrofit agenda.
Priority 5: building retrofit programme
Set up a Kent and Medway net-zero buildings retrofit plan and programme for public sector, domestic and businesses.
Date & Time
January 26 2021 - January 28 2021, 08:30 - 12:00
Tues 26 Jan (Morning 1): How are we doing and what have we got to do?
|08:30-09.30||Networking & Table Chat||Join, profile set-up, plus chat and networking on tables.||All participants|
|09.30-09.40||Presentation||Welcome: The UK's zero carbon recovery challenge||Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes|
|09.40-09.45||Presentation||Opening Address: Retrofit challenges for Kent||Brian Horton, Horton Strategic|
|09.45-09.55||Presentation||Opening Address from Kent County Council||Susan Carey, Cabinet Member for Environment, Kent County Council|
|09.55-10.10||Presentation||Opportunities in Kent - a local authority perspective||Eve Lockton-Goddard, Home Energy Officer, Thanet District Council|
|10.10-10.15||Table Chats||Break||All participants|
|10.15-10.25||Presentation||Local renewables take-up + analysis & opportunities: group work + Live Q&A||Ian Rippin, CEO & Alex Hughes, Operations Analyst, MCS|
|10.25-10.35||Presentation||Addressing local acute issues: carbon reduction/COVID recovery||Richard Partington, AceOn Group|
|10.35-10.50||Tables||Group work on tables||All participants|
|10.50-11.00||Presentation||A decarbonisation strategy for non-traditional post-war housing||Richard Barwick, (RJ Barwick Ltd) for West Kent Housing Association|
|11.00-11.10||Presentation||ENGIE Retrofit session||Andy Merrin, Head of Energy and Innovation, ENGIE|
|11.10-11.30||Presentation Q&A||Q&A with presenters & audience feedback||All presenters & participants|
|11.30-12.00||Tables||Chat & networking on tables until Close.||All participants|
Weds 27 Jan (Morning 2): What else can we do?
|08.30-09.30||Online||Join, profile set-up, plus chat and networking on tables.||All participants|
|09.30-09.40||Online||Welcome & Day 1 reflections||Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes|
|09.40-09.55||Online||Stimulating adoption of low carbon tech by homeowners, through awareness & easy access||Prof. Erwin Mlecnik,, Delft Uni. of Technology (TU Delft), NL|
|09.55-10.10||Online||Aiding retrofit through effective web portals||Oubbol Oung, Project Manager (Built Environment), City of Rotterdam|
|Online||How pop-up consultancy can engage residents to retrofit||Lina Nurali, Triple A Project Manager, City of Antwerp|
|Testing the installation of different technologies in demonstration exemplars||Dr Francesca Baylis, Environment Project Officer, Kent CC|
|10.15-10.30||Online||One-stop-shop for domestic retrofit – a local approach to a national challenge||Russell Smith, Managing Director, Retrofit Works|
|10.30-11.00||Online||Best practice & local relevance: facilitate group work||All participants|
|11.00-11.30||Online||Q&A with presenters and audience feedback||All presenters & participants|
|11.30-12.00||Online||Chat & networking on tables||All participants|
Thurs 28 Jan (Morning 3): What's holding us back?
|08.30-09.30||Online||Networking opens: log in, set up profiles + chat & networking on tables.||All participants|
|09.30-09.40||Online||Welcome & Day 2 reflections||Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes & Day 3 Chair|
|09.40-09.55||Online||Futureproof: Beis-funded contractor skills pilot||Lucy Pedler, Founder & Architect, The Green Register|
|09.55-10.10||Online||Planning: potential interventions & bold asks||Karen Britton, Planning Manager, Canterbury City Council|
|10.15-10.30||Online||Behaviour change & resident engagement||Anna O'Halloran, National Consultancy Manager, tpas|
|10.30-11.00||Online||Facilitated group work on morning's topics: on tables.||All participants|
|11.00-11.25||Online||Q&A with all presenters & audience feedback||All participants|
|11.25-11.30||Online||Summing up||Local Kent representative (TBC)|
|11.30-12.00||Online||Facilitated networking continues until close||All participants|