The Future of Retrofit – February 7th 2017

The Future of Retrofit 2017

Investment and Sustainability in Scotland’s Built Environment
February 7th 2017, The Innovation Hub, Cumbernauld


Following on from the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 The Scottish Government has achieved its target to reduce carbon emissions from 1990 levels across all sectors by 42 per cent by 2020 six years early and is one of the leading counties for carbon emission reduction in Western Europe.

With this in mind, Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Climate Change has said “We will continue to rise to the challenge and the First Minister has already confirmed that the Scottish Government plans to establish a new and more testing 2020 target. We are not complacent and we will continue to take action and encourage others to do their bit to tackle climate change.”

Improving the energy efficiency of all of Scotland’s building’s has been designated as a National Infrastructure priority, and as such the Scottish Government has established a new framework for Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency which will be available to all Scottish public sector organisations, registered social landlords and the third sector. Alongside the environmental benefits of this framework the value of this opportunity is estimated at £300 million for the retrofit sector which will generate up to £30 million in energy and other associated savings per year to the public sector.

Event Agenda

9:20 Introduction from Chair – Dairmid Lawlor, Director of Place, Architecture and Design Scotland

9:30 Session 1 – Introduction and overview

  • Opening Address – John Sheridan, Chair, Built Environment 2020 Group
  • Improvements to energy efficiency in Scotland’s housing stock – Lori McElroy, Chair, The Existing Homes Alliance
  • Lessons from Traditional Buildings
  • Q&A

11:00 Break

11:20 Session 2 – Innovations and New Strategies

  • Driving energy efficiency through public sector investment – Anna Kynaston, Unit Head – Low Carbon Infrastructure Unit, Energy Division, Scottish Government
  • Building retrofit: practice and strategy – Janice Pauwels, Sustainability Manager, City of edinburgh Council
  • Technology case studies, domestic and non-domestic – Kingspan representative
  • Retrofitting space and streets – Daisy Narayanan, Acting Director, Sustrans
  • Q&A

12:50 Lunch and Networking

13:50 Session 3 –Funding Preparation for the Future

  • Interest-free government funding for public sector energy efficiency – Sam Illsey, Programme Manager, Salix Finance
  • Making the most of the support available to tackle waste in retrofit and refurbishment projects – Allan Sandilands, Construction Waste Prevention Advice and Support Programme Manager, Resource Efficient Scotland
  • Social, Environmental and Economic sustainability through the supply chain; Broomhead case study – Sarah Wilson and Anna West, CMS Window Systems
  • Investing in traditional skills and future ready workforce – Phil Ford, Skills Development Scotland
  • Q&A

15:20 Closing remarks from the chair

15:30 Close