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Making the Business Case for Retrofit

Retrofitting homes leads to a host of savings and benefits, from reduced building maintenance costs to improved quality of life for residents. Again and again we hear about housing associations who are improving their homes and achieving great results, but still more needs to be done.

To meet the Climate Change Act 2008 targets and reduce fuel poverty, the UK needs to rapidly scale up retrofit. Ensuring quality workmanship and adequate ventilation is provided is a huge challenge. Join us to discuss how to make the business case for retrofit.


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Benefits of attending
  • Hear how others are successfully completing more retrofits to a higher standard
  • Workshop with a SHIFT Gold member on 'How to get to Gold'
  • Understand how to improve your 'Value for Money' statements
  • Learn how new 'green' financing options are helping the sector
  • Contribute to discussions and learn from others during interactive workshops and Q&A sessions
  • Gain CPD points and network with over 70 registered landlords and suppliers from across the UK
Andrew Eagles
Managing Director
Baker Homes
Andrew will be chairing the day & workshops


Richard Mellish
Deputy Director – Delivery, Home Energy Efficiency

Where is retrofit heading? Government policy at the crossroads


Louise Archer
Executive Property Director
Broadland Housing Association

How we made the case for retrofitting our homes
Darren Snaith
Manager of Installation and Delivery
Value for money: How is the supply chain supporting RSLs and other landlords?
  Jon Cross (invited)
Property Services Director
Hexagon Housing Association
Getting to Gold: How we did it and how you can do it.
UK Green Investment Bank The world's first Green investment bank. How RSLs can gain access to over £3bn for energy efficiency works - retrofits and onsite generation.

 More speakers to be added.



Who should attend

This conference is designed to support housing professionals across the sector, including but not limited to:

  • Property services and asset management
  • Sustainability directors/ managers
  • Repairs Managers
  • Contractors
  • Board members
  • Residents
  • Researchers and academics
  • Policy makers
  • Frontline staff, eg. welfare officers, property and maintenance officers
Conference Details
Date: Wednesday 10th June 2015
Time: 10:30 Arrival and registration | 11:00 Start | 16:30 Finish and networking
Venue: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 24 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD (map)

**Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day**

Registration to the conference also includes the evening drinks reception for the launch of the report, THE REVIEW: UK social landlords - environmental performance 2022/15, with keynote speaker, Lord Matthew Taylor.

If you have any queries, please contact:
Emma Jones | | 0208 973 0381
Robert Amoroso | | 0208 973 0382


Andrea Swanick
NW Business Development Manager
Keepmoat Group

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Lewis Lowe
Energy and Building Services Manager
Octavia Housing and Care