Watch short presentations & responses from “Making Mass Retrofit a Reality” outlining what capabilities & capacities are needed for implementation.
This launch event for a Buildings & Cities special issue “Retrofitting at Scale: Accelerating Capabilities for Domestic Building Stocks” was jointly hosted by B&C and CREDS on 20 October 2021.
There is a large gulf between current slow retrofitting rates and the portion of domestic buildings that rapidly need intervention to meet climate targets. This webinar draws on some of the research in recent Buildings & Cities special issue which begins to address this gap by focusing on delivering retrofit at scale.
Short presentations by some of our speakers:
Faye Wade Introduction to the special issue – key lessons
Janette Webb MBE Housing retrofit: six types of local authority energy service models
Joanne Wade OBE Domestic retrofit supply chain initiatives & business innovations: an international review
Kate Simpson Domestic retrofit: understanding capabilities of micro-enterprise building practitioners
This is followed by two key respondents who
briefly consider the feasibility and policy implications in the presented research.
Stefan Moser European Commission, DG ENERGY, Head of Unit: Buildings and Products (ENER.B.3)
Lord Deben Chair, Climate Change Committee
Climate action at the neighbourhood scale: Comparing municipal future scenarios
Y Lu, C Girling, N Martino, J Kim, R Kellett & J Salter
Transformational climate actions by cities [editorial]
K R Slater & J B Robinson
Heat stress: adaptation measures in South African informal settlements
J M Hugo
The urban expansion of Berlin, 1862–1900: Hobrecht’s Plan
Common sources of occupant dissatisfaction with workspace environments in 600 office buildings
T Parkinson, S Schiavon, J Kim & G Betti
Collapse and Catastrophe: The Need to Protect Inhabitants
In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.
Blind Spots in Energy Policy
As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes. Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.