WEBINAR - Energy Retrofits for Housing

Date, Time and Location

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019 Time: 08.00 - 09.00

Venue: Online

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Event Summary

Book NowFollowing the success of his Low Carbon Homes webinar, we're delighted to welcome back Professor Phil Jones to discuss Energy Retrofits for Housing

Retrofitting our housing stock to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions has multiple benefits. Globally it contributes to reducing greenhouse gasses and as such, it is an essential component in reaching out future carbon budgets. There are energy cost savings to householders, and for vulnerable groups, affordable warmth reduces fuel poverty and improves health and well-being. Retrofit programs in the past have been largely elemental, tackling a few measures with relatively low costs. Deep ‘whole house’ retrofits can achieve considerably greater energy reductions but at a higher cost.

This presentation will discuss elemental versus whole house retrofits in relation to multiple benefits. A systems approach will be considered, comprising, reducing energy demand, and installing renewable energy supply and energy storage, with solutions appropriate to house type. I will refer to a range of large and small-scale energy retrofit programs from both research and practice.


Phil JonesProfessor Phil Jones
Chair of Architectural Science, Welsh School of Architecture

Phil Jones is Professor of Architectural Science at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University where he currently co-directs the Energy Systems University Research Institute (URI).

His research area is in low energy, low carbon, and sustainable design in the built environment.

He chairs the Welsh Building Regulation Advisory Committee and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Warm Wales, a community interest company formed to install energy efficiency measures to existing fuel poor housing in Wales.

From 2015 to 2017 he was Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at University of Hong Kong, and continues to collaborate with their Sustainable High-Density Cities Laboratory.

Each CABE webinar counts for 1-hour CPD.

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Event Contact Information

Katie Di Stefano
Email: katie.distefano@cbuilde.com
Telephone: 01604 404121