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University of Cambridge Decarbonisation Network


Built Environment SIG online panel discussion: How we can speed up retrofit from multi-sector perspectives

The session will focus on "speeding up retrofit: what more needs to be done?” - we’ll explore:

  1. What drives retrofit?
  2. Retrofit assessment processes,
  3. Skill and resource - centres around how to successfully move forward building retrofits from multi-sector perspectives.


  • Hui Ben (Panel Chair), Research Fellow, School of Engineering, Newcastle University.
  • Chris Jofeh, Consultant at Arup, Chair of Implementation Group on the Decarbonisation of Existing Housing at Welsh Government.
  • Don Coston, Chartered Building Surveyor and Partner at Bidwells.
  • Santiago G. Velez, Technical Director - Net Zero Digital Delivery Lead at Mott MacDonald
  • Donal Brown, Managing Director at Sustainable Design Collective, Co-chair of delivery working group at National Retrofit Hub
  • Russell Smith, Founder and Managing Director at RetrofitWorks.


The event will be held online, please register on eventbrite for joining details.

Wednesday, 6 December, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
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