The Future of Retrofit, Investment, Sustainability and Safety in Scotland’s Build Environment – 6th February 2018, Saracen House, Glasgow

The Future of Retrofit 2018
Investment, Sustainability and Safety in Scotland’s Built Environment
Saracen House, Glasgow, 6th February 2018


Following on from the Scottish Government’s reaching their targets from the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 a whole 6 years early, there has been a continuous focus to expand on this with various projects, not least of which has been announcement of an £800,000,000 fund for a retrofitting framework in Scotland.

This commitment to a retrofitting agenda which benefits the environment goes hand in hand with the efforts being made by Scottish Government, local government and RSLs to ensure that the tragedy that befell the residents of Grenfell won’t be allowed to be repeated in Scotland.

Improving the energy efficiency and ensuring the safety of all of Scotland’s buildings is of great importance to Scotland’s environment and its communities. With this in mind, this event will explore the technologies, the practices, engagement strategies, funding opportunities and long term benefits that retrofitting can offer in Scotland.

A copy of the agenda for the event follows below and will be updated regularly. If you have any queries regarding the event please contact us via

Event Agenda

9:20 Introduction from Chair
9:30 Session 1 – Overview and retrofitting for environmental stability
  • Opening Address – Andrew Robinson, Head of Better Homes Division and HEEPS, Scottish Government
    The sustainable energy supply chain – Ian Cuthbert, Programme Manager, Energy Savings Trust
    Retrofitting for energy efficiency – Fraser Purdie and David Stillie, Kingspan
  • Creating sustainability through the supply chain – TBC
  • Group workshops, brain storming and Q&A
11:10 Break and networking
11:40 Session 2 – Retrofitting for wellbeing and safety
  • Retrofitting for wellbeing – Lori McElroy, Retrofit Scotland
  • Retrofitting for fire safety, and the cost implications in the light of Grenfell – Keith MacGilvray MBE MA BSc, Chief Executive, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Community safety and wellbeing case study – ng homes representative
  • The role of a future ready retrofitting workforce in Wellbeing and safety – Phil Ford, Skills Development Scotland
  • Group workshops, brain storming and Q&A
13:20 Closing remarks from the chair
13:30 Networking lunch
15:00 Close

This event is currently available for registration and there are a limited number of ‘early bird’ places available. Delegate numbers for this event are also limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so we recommend booking early to secure your place and avoid disappointment. You can reserve your place through our registration page.