The UK’s leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad Radiators – is inviting people to visit the online Lancashire Retrofit Summit between 21st March and 23rd March. Stelrad provides products that help to reduce carbon in the residential environment and is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event. In addition, Stelrad’s Paul Barlow, Specification Manager for the North West, will be presenting on Day 3 of the event, highlighting the role radiators can play in decarbonising homes across the UK and showing how radiators are already ‘fit for the future’ and can make a contribution to future proofing British housing.
Stelrad is pleased to be able to support the activities promoted by the Low Carbon Homes team. In the UK, domestic property energy consumption equates to 14% of UK carbon emissions. Low Carbon Homes exists to reduce this impact and highlight the wider social and economic benefits of retrofitting existing housing. It is a nationwide market-led membership platform for professionals and suppliers to learn, share and showcase best-practice. Its aim is to unpack the complexities of retrofit-at-scale, reduce confusion and promote action.
The granddaddy of collaborative local authority retrofit programmes, Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) is gearing up to tackle two of the biggest challenges in housing retrofit by holding its second Lancashire Retrofit Summit hosted online across three mornings from 21-23 March.
ChiL is expecting further funding of around £40m to land in 2023, and is now turning its attention to Lancashire’s hard-to-treat homes after nearly nine years of delivering energy efficiency measures into over 20,000 homes.
The next phase of spending will be focused on overcoming the difficulties and barriers caused by planning and conservation restrictions and on incentivising and supporting private landlords to decarbonise their properties.
Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health at Blackpool Council, will provide the keynote speech at the 2023 Lancashire Retrofit Summit, kicking off an exciting schedule of expert speakers sharing progress and learning.
On Day 1 Rhea Projects and CHiL partners will give overviews from their different perspectives on progress so far and how this has been achieved, providing a miniature training course in how to deliver retrofit at-scale with multiple partners for benefits across health and wellbeing as well as poverty relief.
Day 2 will see speakers from The Green Register outline ways to tackle ‘hard-to-treat’ homes where the challenges lie in regulatory restrictions as much as in building fabric.
On Day 3, speakers such as Dr Lisa Newson from Liverpool John Moores University will address landlord and tenant engagement while David Kemp from Turner & Townsend will discuss the funding and support available for landlords in this sector.
Stelrad is providing technical expertise and will be on hand at the virtual conference tables each morning, this is quality networking without the travel time.
The Lancashire Retrofit Summit is free to attend online using the dynamic REMO event platform across three mornings from 9am-12pm from 21-23 March. The online networking and Q&A format lets attendees participate in the discussion – to ask questions and share knowledge – and enable effective collaboration with other professionals in housing retrofit, local authority project delivery and community engagement.
To sign up to attend this free online event, go to https://lowcarbonhomes.uk/event/43/lancashireretrofit
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