Adapting our homes to a changing climate

 Baker HomesSHIFT - INDEX



On March 24th 2011 Baker Homes will present a one day conference on the adaptation of new and existing homes to a changing climate.


Tim Reeder
Regional Climate Change Programme Manager
Environment Agency

 Jennifer Schooling
Research Business Manager
Dani Myers
Evaluation Manager
 Amanda Bhavnani
Communications Advisor
Greenfields Community Housing     
Geoff McDonnell
Environment and Safety Manager
Viridian Housing 
 Mike Walker
Head of Water Efficiency

Owen Peat
Manager - Infrastructure
Homes and Communities Agency

 Andrew Eagles 
Managing Director
Baker Homes
Andrew Eagles



Agenda highlights include:

  • Policy updates on flooding, droughts and overheating from Government experts
  • Presentations of future climate scenarios for the UK
  • Case studies of successful risk response and mitigation measures within the housing sector
  • Practical tips for retrofitting buildings to improve resilience and long term sustainability

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Benefits of attending

  • Understand the potential impact of climate change on the housing sector
  • Find out what can be done to make our homes more resilient to the impacts of climate change
  • Learn about the most cost-effective measures for retrofitting our buildings
  • Make the most of opportunities for discussion and networking
  • Gain certified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits

Who should come?

Asset managers, maintenance contractors, housing professionals, energy efficiency offers, conservation officers and anyone with an interest in the future of housing in the UK.


Private sector                                                                                                              £385 per attendee

Public sector and Central Government (including housing associations or local authorities)  £265 per attendee

Concessionary Discount (Non Governmental Organisations, Tenant Groups)                       £145 per attendee

SHIFT Learning Year member up to three delegates                                                        Free

Note: All prices exclude VAT.

Conference details

Date:           Thursday 24th March 2011
Time:           09.30am to 4.00pm
Location:     Assembly Hall, Church House, Westminster, Central London
Contact:      020 8973 0405 or

What is adaptation?

Many of us are currently at risk from the weather. In 2007, over 49,000 homes were damaged in the north-east and south-west of England. With an average insurance bill of £50,000. Too much heat can also have a significant impact. The summer heat waves experienced in the UK during 2003 caused an estimated 2000 excess deaths. Climate change is likely to alter these risks in the future. While adaptation cannot change the weather, it can help prevent some of its negative impacts and consequences.

Find out more


Baker Homes are 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 work with organisations to lead and facilitate resident engagement on climate change.

SHIFT Learning Year events are sponsored by:

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The SHIFT Adapting Our Homes Conference is part of Climate Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of and motivate action on climate change.