National Retrofit Conference 2024

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Scaling the Ambition,
Delivering the Promise

The Retrofit Academy has been proud to partner with Futurebuild to launch the first National Retrofit Conference 2024.

On 5th – 7th March 2024, this three-day conference brought together the best minds to create a roadmap for retrofit that is clear, concise and collaborative. The conference shared best practices and gave practical solutions that accelerate progress toward a greener and more sustainable future.

The line-up of speakers included a collaboration of government ministers and senior policymakers, key leaders from cities and regions, and thought leaders from inside and outside of the sector, that have one collective mission – to decarbonise the UK housing stock.

“By showcasing leading innovations, fostering collaboration, and upskilling the workforce, the conference’ will share best practices and give practical solutions that accelerate progress toward a greener and more sustainable future. Together, we will scale the ambition and deliver on our promise of a decarbonised future.”

David Pierpoint, CEO

REVIEW THIS YEAR’s highlights

three-day agenda

In partnership with the National Home Decarbonisation Group

Day 1: Retrofit Policy, Innovation and Skills

  • 10.30 am – Leadership on Retrofit from Local Authorities, Cities and Regions 
  • 11.30 am – Retrofitting Social Housing: Progress and Key Learnings from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Programme 
  • 12.30 pm – The Policy Roadmap for Retrofit 
  • 1.30 pm – NHDG Session 1: Supporting Policy Making for Long-Term Sustained Growth
  • 2.30 pm – NHDG Session 2: Embracing and Supporting Innovation to Scale and Reduce Costs 
  • 3.30 pm – NHDG Session 3: Developing our Workforce and Growing the Supply Chain 
  • 4.30 pm – A 10 Point Plan for Retrofit Success: Skills, Innovation and Policy 

In partnership with The Retrofit Academy

Day 2: Retrofit Professionals Day: PAS 2035 in Practice – Speeding it Up, Scaling it Up

  • 10.30 am – Scaling up High Quality Retrofit Advice to Support Residents and Clients 
  • 11.30 am – Speeding Up and Improving Retrofit Assessment 
  • 12.30 pm – Optimising Retrofit Coordination to Deliver Quality and Scale 
  • 1.30 pm – Retrofit Design at Scale  
  • 2.30 pm – Case Studies: Delivering Retrofit at Scale in Homes and Communities 
  • 3.30 pm – Evaluating Building Performance and Monitoring Intended Outcomes 
  • 4.30 pm – Bringing it all Together – Professionals in Partnership, Projects That Deliver 
  • 5.15 pm – Learnings from Retrofit Accelerator for Homes with Energiesprong UK

In partnership with The National Retrofit Hub

Day 3: Retrofit in Action: Putting the Resident at the Heart of Retrofit Delivery

  • 10.30 am – Retrofit Trailblazer – hear from residents living in homes which have had deep retrofits, directly and from those working alongside them
  • 11.30 am – Warm, Healthy and Net Zero Homes, Data-led decision making that keeps citizens at the heart 
  • 12.30 pm – Thriving Communities and a Just-Transition: Retrofit & Doughnut Economics 
  • 1.30 pm – One-stop shop delivery approaches: Local resilient networks 
  • 2.30 pm – Engaging on Retrofit: Getting communication right