Delivering retrofit at-scale

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 – Thursday, 24 March 2022
Online Sessions: daily 08:45 -to 12:00 hours

With a target of becoming zero carbon by 2038 in Greater Manchester, housing retrofit is key to achieving that ambition. Join the Low Carbon Homes retrofit event over the mornings of 22–24 March 2022 for daily online sessions and hear from Manchester’s and the UK’s low carbon leaders to discover how the city is planning to lead the way.

You’ll be able to see examples of completed retrofit projects and hear about scalable approaches in the social housing and private sectors.  Learn more about the plans to meet the skills, supply chain and financial challenges we all currently face, and the innovative solutions being developed in the market to meet those challenges.

Daily sessions are held online each morning between 08:45 to 12:00 hrs and are free to attend. At the sessions, expect to:

  • Hear focused talks from some of the city’s and UK’s leading retrofit experts and practitioners
  • Get the latest on retrofit best-practice, research and case-studies, local policy and future projects
  • Network with attendees and local stakeholders
  • Join live discussions and Q&As with speakers

Speakers include:

  • Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment, Manchester City Council
  • Michael Wilton, Chair, Manchester Climate Change Partnership
  • Oliver Baker, CEO, Ambion Heating
  • Simon Brown, Heat Pump Specialist, Panasonic
  • Judy Noah, Interim Director of Development, One Manchester
  • Jonathan Atkinson, Director, People Powered Retrofit
  • Todd Holden, Energy Policy and Programmes Lead, GMCA
  • Councillor Gavin White, Executive Member for Housing and Employment, Manchester City Council
  • Chris Hawker, Co-Director, Hawkland Ecological Construction
  • Jenny Osborne, CEO, TPAS
  • Lewis Aird, Specification BDM, Stelrad Radiator Group
  • Iain Carr, Area Sales Manager, Kensa Contracting
  • Joe Crolla, Skills Intelligence Lead, GMCA
  • Tricia Allen, Work and Skills Specialist, Manchester City Council
  • Chris Wright, Assistant Principal: Curriculum, The Manchester College
  • Jeff Bowcock, Green Employment & Skills Partnerships, One Manchester
  • Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Marissa Looby, Home Energy Lead (Local Energy North West Hub), Liverpool City Region CA
  • Matt Harrison, Programme Director, Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, BEIS
  • Adam Whitworth, Supply Chain Officer, People Powered Retrofit
  • Marcos Navarro, Director, Sustainability Lead, NatWest Group
  • Emma Lower, CEO, Lendology


Registration for this event is now open and will close at 4pm, Monday 21st March.

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