Monday 22 November 2021: 6-7.30pm 

The Big Retrofit Debate: Making it happen 

Find out more about the ‘big picture’ issues around retrofit and the campaigns for improving Government policy as well as how grassroots campaigns are making things happen already. We also look at how the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is working in practice, drawing on local examples. There will be time for networking and smaller group discussions during the online event. 

Changing Government retrofit policy 

  • Insulate Britain’s policy demands – Matthew Tulley, Insulate Britain 
  • The Great Homes Upgrade – Aydin Dikerdem, New Economics Foundation 
  • National Retrofit Strategy – Speaker to be confirmed

Local community grassroots retrofit initiatives  

  • ‘The West Yorkshire Better Homes Hub and a joined-up approach to driving retrofit at scale’ Andy Boyle, Otley Energy 

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund  

  • ‘Wave 1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund – West Yorkshire’s experience so far, and plans for the future’, Martyn Broadest, Connect Housing