Retrofitting

Adaptation and Aspirations

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Tuesday 12th May- RIBA, London.

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HOST:
JEREMY TITCHEN Qatari Diar Development Company

SPEAKERS:
PROF. YVONNE RYDIN
SEMBE & Bartlett, UCL London
PROF. ABUBAKR BAHAJ
Geography Dept. University of Sheffield
MATTHEW BENNETT
Soho Community & Environment Fund
DR MATT WATSON
School of Civil Eng.and the Environment, University of Southampton

RETROFITTING SNAPSHOT
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INTRODUCTION

The renewal of the built environment will be a critical part of reducing carbon emissions in future. The popularity of new builds is increasing, however it often does so without embracing innovation in technologies or providing space for adaptation. The challenge by 2039 will be more or less the same building stock, but no use of fossil fuels. The potential of older stock must be realised by changing public expectations and making retrofitted design an aspiration.

BY 2029:

How will the potential of older stock be fully realised?

Could we future proof an entire neighbourhood or office district?

How will we incentivise the market to respond fully?

Can we make green standards a desirable lifestyle or user choice long term?

Supported by FORESIGHT

Links and further reading

Foresight

Great British Refurb

London Climate Change Partnership

DEFRA Sustainable Development

Energy Saving Trust

Building Research Establishment

Low Carbon Economy.com

Forum for the Future

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