East of England - Cambridge - 22nd October 2013
How’s Cambridge getting on with meeting its retrofit challenge?
Last year Cambridge set itself an ambitious goal – to be the first area to reach national carbon reduction targets through a £1bn city-wide retrofit scheme. How the region is responding to this challenge was explored at an energy saving retrofit exhibition and conference at SmartLIFE Low Carbon Centre on 22 October 2013.
“Cambridge Retrofit depends critically on building trust in the delivery of retrofits. We see the Retrofit Roadshow as an ideal venue for identifying the technologies and suppliers who are examples of best practice, and for connecting these to the property owners who are driving demand for our programme. We urge businesses up and down the supply chain of retrofits to attend, and look forward to meeting them on the day”. Commented Dr Doug Crawford-Brown from Cambridge Retrofit.
The aim of the conference was to help businesses and organisations plan their retrofits. Peterborough City Council, RBS, Skanska and UEA outlined the business case for energy efficiency. Willmott Dixon, Ridgeons Ltd, Anglia Ruskin University, Broadland District Council and Wherry Housing Association looked at the Government’s Green Deal.
Current technological solutions were also be examined by ARM, TTP, GEO and Immersun and the closing plenary with TSB, Natural Building Technogies and PRP Environmental looked to the future and how we can deliver retrofit smartly in the region.
Targeted at local authorities, housing associations, property owners, stock managers and the supply chain the East England Retrofit Roadshow, organised by Retro Expo Ltd, was packed with presentations and workshops with time set aside to network.