London Roadshow: 6 December 2013
Across London, investment programmes for low carbon retrofit and onshore renewables are being planned and emerging, particularly for public sector housing stock, together with mechanisms for encouraging and servicing private homeowner demand alongside this. The 2012 Energy Act created a legislative stick in that property with F and G ratings will be non-lettable after April 2018. However it also introduced significant carrots in the shape of the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal. Taken together this can drive widespread action to improve the energy performance of the building stock, bringing with it significant environmental, social and economic benefits for the whole region.
Driving retrofit in London is the ultimate prize, with more than 12 million homes in and around the capital requiring retrofit. After the successful delivery of the RE:NEW programme to deliver simple energy efficiency measures to households free of charge, London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to ‘drive large scale delivery over the next four years.’ Supported by the Mayor of London, this one day conference will shed a light on the practicalities of retrofitting London, how to engage customers, retrofit business opportunities and the latest regulation, sources of funding and pioneering technologies.
Keynote speakers include: Shannon Lawrence from C40 who will open 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.
Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property will also close the conference with a keynote address on how retrofitting at scale in London will drive economic growth.