With energy bills continuing to rise and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard requiring a minimum EPC rating for rented properties, there is a need to make existing domestic properties more energy efficient and improve their re-sale value. 

However, cuts to government subsidies, unclear returns on investment and notoriously disruptive refurbishment remain a barrier to improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s existing building stock. 

This one-day conference, aimed at building owners, housing associations, large private estates, architects, developers and contractors within the residential sector, examines alternative funding for projects and explores how refurbishment projects can be made more efficient and cost effective through improved management of the supply chain and the use of innovation.

Why you should attend 

  • Understand forthcoming policy and regulations
  • Learn about alternative funding for refurbishment projects
  • Learn about lean construction methods to increase project efficiency
  • Find out about technologies that reduce disruption to residents
  • See best practice case studies
  • Gain insights from practitioners 

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Who should attend
Managers and Directors in the following sectors: 

  • Building Owners
  • Housing Associations
  • Large Private Estates
  • Architect Developers
  • Contractors within the residential
  • Architectural Technologists

Network with representatives from the following organisations:
Eurocell
BSRIA
RSK Group plc
London Borough of  Islington
Capita
Greater London Authority
Bioregional
Lovell Partnerships Limited
Grosvenor GBI
Bennetts Associates
Marksman Consulting
St George City Ltd

 


When: 5 July, 2016
Where: BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX, UK

 

Conference Partner

 

Delegates receive a 20% discount on selected publications about Retrofit related subjects. Learn more

 

Programme

 

08:30

Registration & networking

09:00

Welcome and Introduction by Chair

John O'Brien, Associate Director, BRE Innovation Park

 

Keynote: Exploring the findings of the Bonfield Review
Peter Bonfield speaks about the energy efficiency review he recently conducted for DECC and DCLG which has aimed to build renewed trust and confidence with the consumer and ultimately encourage more adoption of energy efficiency measures in the home. 
He will explain the inclusive approach of the review which has galvanised the retrofit industry behind the goal of creating a home energy efficiency sector to be proud of. He will explore the issues going forward around managing compliance and reducing risk, people factors and the skills gap and the role of the products and materials market.

Pete Bonfield, Chief Executive, BRE Group/Special Advisor to DECC

Beyond subsidies - Funding options and alternative funding mechanisms:
Lack of finance should not be a barrier if a retrofit makes economic sense. That
should be the industries aim. The question is not about what finance solution for
retrofit but which finance solution for which customer for a particular retrofit
solution. Should a customer take a loan, should they extend their mortgage or
what about using their savings? How about on-bill finance or has that died with
Green Deal?  This session will review the different types of finance available,
how they might align with a customer’s requirements and how the industry
should work with customers for an optimal outcome. It might even be suggested
that the Green Deal is not dead yet….

Christoph Harwood, Partner, Marksman Consulting

Recognising the value of energy efficiency: The presentation will
introduce the EU funded Revalue project for which RICS is a partner. 
The project aims to identify the triggers which would achieve market transformation of rented housing stock towards greater energy efficiency.
It aims to do this by using case studies and focus groups to better understand the barriers that investors face in terms of upgrading their stock, including data, cost and return and overall investment objectives

Fiona Haggett, UK Valuation Director, RICS & Sarah Sayce, Professor in Sustainable Real Estate, Royal Agricultural University

LENDERS Project update - Linking mortgages to Energy performance
Certificates:
 who's involved, what they're trying to do, what they're building
upon, how they're trying to do it and when they're trying to do it by

Andrew Sutton, Associate Director, BRE Wales

Q&A

11:00

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

 

Designing retrofit projects case study: Designing a refurbishment

Peter Fisher, Director, Bennetts Associates

Grosvenor’s 10 Year Retrofit Programme: Grosvenor is driving up energy
efficiency across its London estate in Mayfair and Belgravia, which host over
1500 listed buildings. Grosvenor will outline its vision for that investment and
share insights on its approach to delivery.  Case studies will include the first
residential listed building to obtain 'Breeam Outstanding' at design stage and
the first private rented sector property to achieve Enerphit Passivhaus certification.

Victoria Herring, Director of Refurbishment & Retrofit, Grosvenor GBI

Delivering large-scale retrofits efficiently and with minimum disruption:

How do you manage complex projects in fully occupied properties? Is it possible to minimise financial risk? How do you demonstrate real value? Durkan will share advice and tips from their extensive experience of carrying out external refurbishment and modernisation works on fully occupied housing properties for public sector clients.

 

Shaun Sheldrake, Development Director, Durkan Ltd

Domestic Eco-Renovation: Local Examples, Funding & Financing

Alex Hunt, Founding Partner at Bright Green Homes

Hea02 made easy: Why do it? What should the plan include? The problems and pitfalls of VOC testing. VOC testing failure rates. What to do if a test fails. BREEAM In-Use

Roy Stansbury, Managing Director, AQP

Q&A

13:10

Lunch, networking and tour of the Victorian Terrace

 

Creating the conditions for training the supply chainRaising skills
and creating the incentive to do so

Russell Smith, Managing Director, Parity Projects

RE:NEW: developing retrofit best practice: The Greater London
Authority’s RE:NEW home energy efficiency is helping London’s housing
providers deliver better retrofit projects through the RE:NEW Support Team,
which provides a range of consultancy services to organisations, and an OJEU
compliant procurement framework, which offers the ability to procure a range
of project types quickly and flexibly. This presentation looks at how the Support Team’s technical risks toolkit is helping housing providers understand and mitigate the potential unintended consequences of retrofit; and how the Team is working with organisations to develop, procure and deliver best practice retrofit programmes at scale through careful specification.



Nathalie Bellanger, RE:NEW Project Manager, GLA & George Simms, RE:NEW Support Team Engagement Manager, Capita

Ensuring quality on site: avoiding poor workmanship and guaranteeing quality

Martin Taylor, Commercial Director, LABC

Q&A

15:20

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

 

The case for Passivhaus - Can Passivhaus deliver wide scale energy 
efficiency and transform the UK’s housing stock?:  
The poor energy 
efficiency of many of our UK homes combined with fuel poverty, future 
energy security issues, and reaching the 2050 carbon emission targets 
calls for a dramatic new way to retrofit buildings. The Beattie Passive 
TCosy looks at how we regenerate existing housing stock to zero carbon, 
eradicate fuel poverty, regenerate local communities and provide a return 
on capital investment. This fast, offsite system retrofits the UK’s diverse 
portfolio of housing stock to Passivhaus standard, dramatically reducing
energy bills, creating a healthier more comfortable environment to live 
in and transforming the external façade. 

Ron Beattie, Innovator of Beattie Passive

Desirable, warm and affordable homes for life: Progress in the
implementation of Energiesprong solutions in the UK; this will include an outline of the business model, energy performance contracting and early market demonstrators that will challenge housing providers and industry alike to achieve a step change in high quality product design and implementation.

Arno Schmickler, Rainmaker, Energiesprong UK

Implementing BIM on Fit-out Projects: The benefits and lessons
learnt in different fit-out projects where Willmott Dixon Interiors implemented BIM to deliver the right Asset Information Model to our clients.

Amador Caballero, BIM Manager Wilmott Dixon Interiors

Q&A

16:50

Close

Speakers

Sarah Sayce

Sarah Sayce

RICS / RAU

John O Brien

John O Brien

BRE 

Pete Bonfield

Pete Bonfield

BRE

Arno Schmickler

Arno Schmickler

Energiesprong UK

 

Ron Beattie

Ron Beattie

Beattie Passive

Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton

BRE

Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt

Bright Green Homes

Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher

Bennetts Associates

Amador Caballero

Amador Caballero

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Victoria Herring

Victoria Herring

Grosvenor GBI

Christoph Harwood

Christoph Harwood

Marksman Consulting

Fiona Haggett

Fiona Haggett

RICS

Russell Smith

Russell Smith

Parity Projects

Nathalie Bellanger

Nathalie Bellanger

GLA

Shaun Sheldrake

Shaun Sheldrake

Durkan Ltd

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

LABC

Roy Stansbury

Roy Stansbury

Air Quality Plan

George Simms

George Simms

Capita

Sponsors

Conference Partner

 

Air Quality Plan (AQP) provides two specialist services related to Indoor Air Quality:

  • Preparation of site-specific Indoor Air Quality Plans (to help gain the first credit under BREEAM Hea02 or LEED IEQ Credit 3.1)
  • Post-construction testing for VOCs and Formaldehyde (to gain a further credit under Hea02 or IEQ 3.2)

AQP was formed as an off-shoot from Building Monitoring Services, a company with over 20 years’ experience carrying out measurements to the exacting standards stipulated in BREEAM and LEED.  So we know what we’re doing. www.airqualityplan.com

 

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of optimum, premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications. Kingspan Insulation is one of the founding members of the Passivhaus Trust and is at the forefront of the low energy building drive, helping architects and developers get the most energy efficient building envelope performance whilst taking up minimal space. Its products are among the most thermally efficient and technically advanced insulation materials available and have many advantages over traditional insulation materials. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk

 

Exhibitors

Thermal Economics have been providing innovative and unique insulations to the construction industry for more than 34 years, supplying all major house builders across the UK. Thermal Economics specialise in high performance thermal and acoustic insulation products designed to provide cost effective solutions to meet and exceed building regulation compliance. www.thermal-economics.co.uk

 

Ecology Building Society offers sustainable mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment, funded through our range of simple, transparent savings accounts. We believe in affordable housing and sustainable communities, and our mutual values mean we put our members' needs first. Our residential mortgages offer discounts to borrowers to reward energy efficient renovations, conversions and retrofits. www.ecology.co.uk

 www.ecology.co.uk

Established in 1995, Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd has made an enormous contribution to resurrecting the use of traditional building materials across the UK. They have become a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly building materials and systems, providing a one-stop shop for clients throughout the UK and beyond. As well as delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs and a range of training courses in traditional as well as more sustainable building skills and methods, they are one of the few companies in the UK who specialise in insulating old, hard-to-treat buildings and have developed a range of innovative, breathable insulation systems using exclusively sustainable materials. www.lime.org.uk

 

Mitsubishi Electric is a global leader in the research, manufacturing and marketing of electrical and electronic equipment used in communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy and transportation. Mitsubishi Electric's operations in the UK began more than 35 years ago and now operates primarily from its headquarters in Hertfordshire. Since then, the company has grown and expanded its network and service throughout Europe. www.mitsubishielectric.co.uk

Supporters

 

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency. We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. Innovate UK

As the premier provider of global market, industry and technical expertise, IHS understands the rigor that goes into decisions of great importance with solutions that meet the needs of our customers. www.ihs.com

 


Originating in the Netherlands, Energiesprong is a revolutionary, fully-integrated, market-driven, zero-carbon and funding approach to delivering attractive ‘whole-house’ refurbishments with guaranteed net-zero energy performance. www.energiesprong.eu

 


With a proud heritage in British design and manufacture, Beattie Passive is a forward thinking and innovative company that is passionate about all things Passivhaus. www.beattiepassive.com

 

Marksman Consulting is an environmental finance consultancy working on finance strategies for a range of clients.   Sometimes we work with clients who are delivering environmental programmes and need access to finance, sometimes with those who want to provide the required financial solutions. www.marksmanconsulting.co.uk

 

Grosvenor is a privately owned property group, active in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. We hope to make a lasting contribution to the communities in which we are active, and to the environment, taking advantage of the property skills and the long-term perspective that we have developed over many generations. www.grosvenor.com

 


Willmott Dixon Interiors is the name to trust in fit-outs and interior refurbishment. While we offer the talent and flexibility to respond to market trends, we are also backed by the financial stability of the Willmott Dixon Group. Our experience and expertise not only ensures outstanding results, it also means working with Willmott Dixon Interiors is an enjoyable, stress-free process for all. www.willmottdixoninteriors.co.uk

 

At Durkan, we create homes and places that last and fit the requirements of the people who use them every day. With nearly 50 years of experience, we are able to deliver quality, value for money and efficiencies to our clients, year after year. We are more than a contractor – we are your delivery partner; an investor, developer, contractor and asset manager. www.durkan.co.uk

 

As the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, we’re comprised of 75,000 dedicated staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India. Using technology, insight and analytics to underpin everything we do, we work across the private and public sectors  playing a vital role in helping our clients deliver modern services efficiently, effectively and to a high standard. www.capita.com

 

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. www.ciat.org.uk


The Royal Agricultural College (RAC), now the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has been at the forefront of agricultural education since 1845. www.rau.ac.uk

 

 


Bright Green Homes specialises in providing impartial advice to homeowners, landlords & anybody else interested in improving the energy efficiency or their home or office, reducing their carbon footprint and improving their impact on the environment while maintaining a beautiful and stylish space. www.brightgreenhomes.co.uk

 

The BBP is a collaboration of the UK's leading commercial property owners who are working together to improve the sustainability of existing commercial building stock. www.betterbuildingspartnership.co.uk

 


We are passionate about architecture that is timeless, humane and elegant. Across all building types and scales, our objective is always to produce work that is spatially uplifting, visually stimulating and well detailed. Our meticulous approach to design and the way in which we construct our buildings give them a long-lasting appropriateness for their users and an independence from current vogues. www.bennettsassociates.com

 

We are a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. We regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance. www.rics.org/uk

 

Parity was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Russell Smith who was, at the time, planning a retrofit of his own home. No matter where he looked, Russell was unable to find advice that was specific to him – everything available was either generic or biased to a certain measure. Coming from a technical engineering background, his response was to build a big, ugly energy model in a spreadsheet that enabled him to work things out for himself. From those humble beginnings, that spreadsheet has since evolved into the award-winning Home Energy Masterplan service we offer today. www.parityprojects.com

 

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a top-tier administrative body for Greater London. It consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of London and an elected 25-member London Assembly with scrutiny powers. The authority was established in 2000, following a local referendum, and derives most of its powers from the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and the Greater London Authority Act 2007. www.london.gov.uk

 

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Our members work cooperatively with building owners, home owners, architects, plan drawers, developers, building contractors and other professionals to ensure buildings are safe, healthy and efficient to meet the standards set by the building regulations. www.labc.co.uk

Venue

Retrofit4Change is being hosted at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Centre for Resilience.

Ideally situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, within 60 miles of London’s four main airports and with British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For those who come by car, complimentary car parking is available.