Retrofit of existing housing – the key to Manchester’s Carbon Challenge

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14 February

Manchester has stated its intention for the city to be run entirely on green energy within the next 35 years. This will not be achieved without the comprehensive deep insulation of our existing housing stock and the scrapping of gas heating.

Our speakers will explain the challenges and opportunities this represents, discussing both the supporting research and the practical solutions to achieving this on a large scale.

Professor Will Swan leads the Applied Buildings and Energy Research Group at the University of Salford, home to the Salford Energy House, and has undertaken groundbreaking work on retrofit and controls, with widely published research on the topic.

For over a decade, Charlie Baker has been undertaking pioneering retrofit projects close to carbon neutrality, has devised retrofit standards, and their management, supply chain, mutual finance and delivery models while evolving a set of replicable, proven details which can be applied to existing housing at scale. His company, red co-op, won the Constructing Excellence NW Innovation Award in 2017.

Tickets are £15 and are available via Eventbrite. Free to Members of Constructing Excellence Manchester

Constructing Excellence Manchester Best Practice Club

Organiser of Retrofit of Existing Housing – The Key to Manchester’s Carbon Challenge

A Constructing Excellence Club is a forum for individuals to learn about the principles of best practice while creating a culture and local support network of continuous improvement. It offers the opportunity for an informal group of forward thinking, innovative people to learn from each other share that knowledge, ultimately improve their business bottomline.

Manchester Construction Best Practice Club has been successfully promoting ‘Constructing Excellence’ principles for over 10 years with the primary aim of collectively raising the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the regions construction service providers and clients.


Event Details

Location Trowers & Hamlins LLP