Recording Available – A New Green Deal for Retrofitting Homes? – From the Sustainable Smart Homes SIG



Thursday 10 September 2020 | 16:15 – 18:30 BST

Online Webinar – Facilitated by Peter Bates of pjb Associates


In order to meet the UK government’s target of becoming Carbon Zero by 2050, a large number of the 27 million existing homes will need retrofitting, the government is launching the “Green Homes Grant” this September 2020.

Following on from the government-initiated report “Each Home Counts” authored by Dr Peter Bonfied, former CEO of BRE – the Building Research Establishment, Dr Peter Rickerby has authored “PAS 2035” that provides the template for the standards and specification for a quality retrofit service. PAS 2035 requires that there are qualified Retrofit Coordinators to oversee and project manage retrofit projects in domestic properties.

Leading on, this webinar will update participants on the latest developments, that are aimed at rapidly kick starting a large-scale quality retrofitting of homes, which will enable them to become cosier and more energy efficient as well as reduce carbon emissions.



  • Welcome – Martin Garratt, Cambridge Cleantech


  • Introduction – Retrofitting and the new Green Deal, Peter Bates, pjb Associates


  • Green Homes Grant, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) & Clean Heat Grant Scheme – Andrej Miller – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK government


  • Quality Retrofitting Homes, the drivers – Dr Peter Rickaby, Author of PAS 2035


  • PAS into Practice qualifications and developing the Centre of Excellence – David Pierpoint, The Retrofit Academy


  • Ensuring Quality Retrofitting – for home owners, landlords and tenants – Andrew Parkin, PEPA (Property Energy Professional Association) and Stroma Certification


  • Local Installer Co-operatives and Consortiums for delivering Quality Retrofit – Russell Smith, RetrofitWorks


  • The importance of Design in Retrofit – Akta Raja, Enhabit


  • Delivering Quality Retrofit – an installer’s perspective – Kevin Knapp, Ecolution Group


  • Panel Discussion – Chaired by Martin Garratt & Sylvie Russell, Cambridge Cleantech
  • Breakout Groups – For participants to question the speakers in more detail



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