Drop-in sessions over 3 mornings

January 19 2021

Registration CLOSES 4pm, Mon 18 Jan

Liverpool John Moores University


 Registration is closed for this event
January 19th, 2021 9:00 AM through January 21st, 2021 12:00 PM

Date & Time

January 19 2021 - January 21 2021, 09:00 - 12:00

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Event information

Tues 19 Jan: Morning 1: How are we doing and what have we got to do?

Time Location Description Speakers
09.00-09.30 Tables & Chat feed Networking and chat on tables All participants
09.30-09.40 Presentation Welcome & Introduction Graham Lock, Founder Low Carbon Homes, with Prof. Andy Ross, LJMU, Day 1 Chair
09.30-09.55 Presentation Opening Address Prof. Mike Riley, Pro-Vice Chancellor, LJMU
09.55-10.10 Presentation Local challenges: overview of current initiatives and identifed gaps. Cllr. Barry Kushner, Cabinet Member for Housing & Regeneration, Liverpool City Council
10.10-10.15 Tables & Chat Quick Break and Tables Chat All participants
10.15-10.25 Presentation Local renewables take-up: Presentation, workshop and live chat Ian Rippin, CEO & Alex Hughes, Operations Analysts, MCS
10.25-1035 Presentation 'Renewergy': energy storage session Richard Partington, MD, AceOn Energy Ltd
1035-1055 Tables Group discussion on tables All Participants
10.55-11.10 Presentation Meeting Liverpool's social housing retrofit challenges James Hill, Property Strategy Director, Onward Housing
11.10-11.30 Panel Presentation Q&A with panel and audience feedback Ask questions and comment on key issues
11.30-12.00 Tables & Chat Facilitated networking and chat until close All participants

Weds 20 Jan: Morning 2: What else can we do?

Time Location Description Speakers
09.00-09.30 Tables chat Networking and chat opens All participants
9.30-9.40 Presentation Welcome & Reflections on Session 1 Graham Lock, Founder Low Carbon Homes & Chair
09.40-09.55 Presentation Finance: viability and alternative approaches Charlie Baker, Director, Red Cooperative
09.55-10.10 Presentation Applying energy efficiency good practice to existing residential buildings David Lewis, Managing Director, ista Energy UK
10.10-10.15 Break & Table chats All participants can move around tables for chat and networking All participants
10.15-10.30 Presentation Viability: repurposing buildings Marianne Heaslip, Assoc. Principal, URBED
10.30-11.00 Group work/discussion on tables Best practice: local relevance All participants
11.00-11.30 Panel Presentation Q&A with presenters and feedback Participants on discussion highlights All participants
11.30-12.00 Table chats Facilitated networking and chat until close. All participants

Thurs 21 Jan: Morning 3: What's holding us back?

Time Location Description Speakers
09.00-09.30 Table chats Networking opens All participants
09.30-09.40 Presentation Welcome and Morning 2 reflections Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes
09.40-09.55 Presentation Local interventions: carbon reduction and economic recovery #1: value beyond buildings: health Dave Woods, Cobalt Housing; Dr Lisa Newson & Prof. Andy Ross, LJMU
09.55-10.10 Presentation What’s holding us back: The renewal and retrofit conundrum Louise Davies, Development Director, Liverpool City Council
10.10-10.20 Presentation Futureproof: BEIS-funded contractor skills development Lucy Pedler, Director & Architect, The Green Register
10.20-10.30 Presentation Skills development & employment opportunities: value beyond buildings: skills Wendy Osborn, Partnerships Manager, CITB
10.30-11.00 Table chats/Break On-table discussion on local interventions: priorities All participants
11.00-11.25 Panel Presentation Q&A with presenter panel & group work feedback from Participants All participants
11.25-11.30 Presentation Summary comments Louise Davies, Head of Housing Delivery, Liverpool City Council
11.30-12.00 Table chats Networking & chat on tables until close All participants
Online in the Retrofit Meeting House (in Remo)

Online in the Retrofit Meeting House (in Remo)

Our online retrofit conferences are held inside our unique Retrofit Meeting House, in Remo. Remo offers a sociable and participative mix of multiple table-based video chats, freedom to move around the tables and choose your own experience, live broadcast presentations and Q&A, direct interaction with presenters and attendees, ‘take the mic’, speed networking, hosted tables, facilitated workshops with interactive Miro whiteboard, 1-2-One and 1-2-Many networking and interaction, personal profiles, social links and contact sharing.
Please follow Remo’s guidance for joining (eg: device, browser) to get the best user experience at the event:

▶ The Retrofit Meeting House experience:

Prof. Mike Riley
Prof. Mike Riley Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Prof. Andrew Ross
Prof. Andrew Ross Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Cllr. Barry Kushner
Cllr. Barry Kushner Liverpool City Council
Richard Partington
Richard Partington Managing Director, AceOn Energy Ltd
Dr. Lisa Newson
Dr. Lisa Newson Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Alex Hughes
Alex Hughes Microgeneration Certification Services (MCS)
Ian Rippin
Ian Rippin Microgeneration Certification Services (MCS)
Louise Davies
Louise Davies Liverpool City Council
Charlie Baker
Charlie Baker Red Co-operative
Marianne Heaslip
Marianne Heaslip URBED
Dave Woods
Dave Woods Cobalt Homes
David Lewis, CEng.
David Lewis, CEng. ista Energy UK
Lucy Pedler
Lucy Pedler The Green Register
James Hill
James Hill Property Strategy Director

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