London - 6 December 2013
Venue: Business Design Centre, London
Supported by the Mayor of London, this event shed light on the practicalities of retrofitting London, how to engage customers, retrofit business opportunities and the latest regulation, sources of funding and pioneering technologies.
Shannon Lawrence from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group opened the conference with a global view of how cities are addressing the market for energy efficiency and ways in which London is leading the international field. The GLA, Environment Agency and Aldersgate Group then explored how policy, social changes and economic climate will affect the market for retrofit in London. Two seminars then ensued. Savills together with the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Haringey explored how to engage with people on retrofit whilst Hill Dickinson and the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme examined regulatory drivers.
In the afternoon, the practicalities of retrofitting London were be tackled by Willmott Dixon, GLA and Rickaby Thompson Associates. Marksman Consulting, London Borough of Enfield, Adecoe and Verco looked at how to finance retrofits. The conference then concluded with a keynote address from Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor for Environment and Energy to the Mayor of London on how retrofitting at scale in London will drive economic growth.