UK cities and counties take lead on regional housing retrofit

7 September 2020

Six new Low Carbon Homes online events launched:  

Derbyshire, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Kent and Oxfordshire 

Today (Monday 7 September) Low Carbon Homes, supported by MCS, opens registration for six online events – each consisting of three days of intense discussion and knowledge-sharing to consider how best to rapidly scale up the retrofitting of housing locally.

The timely expansion of the free-to-attend event series comes as the UK Government releases more details of its £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme for England, and the Scottish Government announces an extra £1.6bn to de-carbonise buildings – each to be spent in the current parliament.

“We’re delighted with the continued development of Low Carbon Homes, especially the successful online transition. On the back of a successful online event with Birmingham City Council in July, and four in-person events last year, we have already brought together more than 500 influential stakeholders across the UK and are now on track to more than double that over the next 6 months.

For each event, we focus on achieving clear outcomes that enable our host partners to take a significant step forward towards achieving their local retrofit goals. We believe that a local approach is the only way to achieve retrofit at scale – to reduce the carbon impact of housing, eradicate fuel poverty and stimulate local economic recovery” – Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes

The six events announced are:

Derbyshire, 06-08 October, hosted by Derbyshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, South Derbyshire District Council and University of Derby

Glasgow, 20-22 October, hosted by Glasgow City Council

Manchester, 03-05 November, hosted by Manchester City Council

Liverpool, 08-10 December, hosted by Liverpool John Moores University

Kent, 26-28 January, hosted by Kent County Council

Oxfordshire, 09-11 February, hosted by Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

Further events to be announced.

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