Low Carbon Homes conference takes place in Liverpool

REI is, once again, pleased to be an official partner of the ever-popular Low Carbon Homes’ retrofit conference, which will take place in Liverpool from 18-20 January.

Liverpool retrofit conference

Set against the backdrop of the growing energy costs crisis, the free-to-attend conference seeks to kick-start the energy efficiency improvement of Liverpool city region homes – at scale.  

Hosted by Liverpool city region combined authority and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) the event features 17 speakers from across the UK to share best practices, encourage collaboration and promote action. 

The online event, to be opened by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram on Tuesday 18th January, will be staged over three mornings (18-20 January) and explores the opportunity of a person-centred approach to retrofit scale-up across the city region. 

Day one showcases projects already underway across the region, including local community-led projects and the support available from LJMU.  

Day two includes a review of the recent Tenants Climate Jury work conducted by the Northern Housing Consortium and highlights other person-centric approaches to tackle fuel poverty and heat decarbonisation. 

Day three the public engagement elements of the government’s new Heat and Buildings strategy is explained by BEIS, while other sessions consider the challenges and opportunities surrounding low carbon skills and workforce development for the region. 

Registration for this free-to-attend event closes on Monday 17th January. 

Steve Rotheram, mayor of the Liverpool city region, said: “Up to half of all heat loss in our homes comes from poor insulation, so we’ve made it a priority to retrofit homes across our region up to a decent standard starting with our most vulnerable communities. Improving the energy efficiency of our homes is much kinder to the environment – and much kinder to people’s finances, especially during a period of rising energy bills. 

Steve Rotherham, mayor of Liverpool city region

“So far, we have invested nearly £40m improving around 3,600 homes across the region. But we still have a way to go. If the government is as serious as we are about reaching our net zero targets, they need to work with us to secure the investment needed to help us get there.” 

Speakers include 

Steve Rotheram, mayor of the Liverpool City Region 

Tony Seasman, LJMU 

Neale Davies , LJMU 

Iain Carr, Kensa Contracting 

Paul Barlow, Stelrad 

Kevin Clarke, Procure Plus 

Paul Kelly, director, Liverpool city region community-led housing hub 

Liam Gregson, member engagement manager, Northern Housing Consortium 

Simon Brown, Panasonic 

Louise Marix Evans, People Powered Retrofit, Carbon Coop 

Oliver Baker, Ambion Heating 

Matt Aylott, electrification of heat lead, BEIS 

Ian Rippin, CEO MCS 

Emma Link, industry analyst, CITB 

Michael Norton, deputy principal, Wirral Metropolitan College 

Matt Ratcliff, MD, Osmosis ACD 

Tracy Gordon, lead officer – housing partnerships, Liverpool city region 

Registration and ticket information 

Free tickets for representatives from across Liverpool and the Northwest of England. The online event takes place across three mornings – 18, 19, 20 January (0845-1130hrs) 

Delegates can drop in for all or selected sessions and meet with other delegates, speakers, and sponsors.
Group work sessions will be staged each day to facilitate thought development among delegates 

Registration for the event closes at 4pm, Monday 17th January. Register here for your FREE place.