Retrofitting 2013: Practical steps you can take and funding options

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Sustainable Homes and partners are proud to present the national retrofit conference, Retrofitting 2013.  The focus is practical steps you can take and funding that can help you retrofit your properties.
“If we are to hit our national carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050, almost every building in the country will need a low energy makeover. That means we have to improve nearly one building every minute, and we have to get the interventions right, first time.”
                                       Foreword to The Retrofit Challenge:
Delivering Low Carbon Buildings
By The Centre for Low Carbon Futures, 2011
With support from:

world wildlife fund UK GBC        HCA     Mayor of London

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about the latest Government policies to assist in low carbon retrofitting works including a progress report on the Green Deal and ECO
  • Learn about what leading advice and retrofit projects housing associations are doing to improve the energy efficiency of their homes
  • Workshops to guide you on how you can take action. In particular, we will be assessing the barriers and opportunities for retrofitting older solid wall buildings
  • Hear from national experts on options for achieving low carbon
  • Network with other organisations looking to achieve greater success in low carbon retrofitting
  • First-hand appreciation of a Victorian terraced property retrofitted to an excellent energy efficiency level, and an opportunity to hear about the actual benefits from an active resident
“All our estimates show that the Green Deal will increase the number of jobs over the next few years… to about 60,000 – that’s nearly over double the amount of people working in the insulation industry now.”
                                        Edward Davey
Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change

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Who should come

If you manage homes or are involved in policy in relation to homes your organisation manages then this event is for you. The event is designed for:

Asset managers Residents Contract managers
Grounds maintenance managers Heads of property services Maintenance officers, managers and directors
Property managers Repairs managers Board members


Are you a SHIFT memberCheck by clicking this link here. You are able to bring up to three people to this event for free.

Not a SHIFT member? Commercial (not a RSL or LA) £245* per person
Housing Association/Local Authority/Charity/University student £175* per person
Three or more (HA, LA or Charity) £120 * per person (save 30%)
Housing Association Resident £47* per person
*All costs ex VAT.

Conference Details

Date:           Wednesday 5th June 2013
Time:           10:00am to 4:00pm
Location:    Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE)
Conference and Demonstrator Centre
Normacot Road
Stoke on Trent
ST3 1PR (click on post code for directions)

Contact:      For any information about the conference do call 020 8973 0429 or email


Sustainable Homes is a leading training and advisory consultancy, specialising in sustainable housing. SHIFT offers an independent and comprehensive sustainability benchmarking service for housing providers, together with opportunities to share knowledge and experience.

We also provide award-winning training such as our popular courses Energy Efficiency for Asset ManagersReducing Fuel Poverty for Front-line Staff and Green Deal Advisor fast track training.

CoRE logo      Staffordshire Housing    HLFNL CMYK website edit

This conference is provided in partnership with CoRE and Staffordshire Housing Group.  CoRE is the
Centre of Refurbishment Excellence.  CoRE is an independent national centre of learning and skills development for the construction industry working for a low carbon, resource efficient UK through refurbishment of existing homes and workplaces.  Staffordshire Housing Group is a leading affordable housing provider based in Stoke on Trent.  They recently won the best newcomer to the national best practice group SHIFT.


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