This session explores how requirements for refurbishment and retrofit will provide opportunities for skilled workers and new products. What exactly are the opportunities and what skills be required for installers and construction in general and an overview of the Sustainable Training Guide from The Green Construction Board.
Chair: Cat Hirst
- Current status of skills and training in the retrofit market: size of the opportunity: David Pierpoint
- How to build the right capacity: Shenaaz Chenai
- What training is available: Pauline Traeto and Rob Lambe
- RE:NEW - GLA's energy efficiency programme for London homes: Ben Coombes and George Simms
Hear the latest from the World GBC and UK-GBC on their work on Health and Wellbeing in Homes, including the latest evidence of the links between health and wellbeing and housing, and plans for a ‘Homes Wellbeing Lab’ in the UK.
Chairs: Colin Powell
- Jo Wheeler,
- Stacey Temprell
- Phillip Wright
A debate on whether the current drive for area-wide regeneration of estates and low-income housing can be used as a vehicle to retrofit homes, reduce carbon and reduce energy bills.
Chair: Rich Twinn
- Charles Bradshaw-Smith
- Peter Howard
- Alex Willey
- David Adams
Our communities and organisations together need to recognise the essential priority for collective resilience of our urban environments. Buildings are a fundamental part of society’s infrastructure. This session will explore how best to build resilience into built environment in growing challenge of climate change, natural resource depletion and urban density.
Chair: George Adams
- Stephen Garvin
- Phil Henry
- Julie Futcher
- Prof. Derek Clements Croombe
- Joris Voeten