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COP26 housing events round-up

Round-up of COP26 housing themed events and exhibitions open to all.

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Low Carbon Homes Glasgow
19–21 October, Virtual conference

The Low Carbon Homes online event, hosted by Glasgow City Council, explores the challenges and opportunities of retrofitting 428,000 homes across the city region by 2030.

Low Carbon Homes Glasgow is staged over three mornings, with day one kicking off with an opening address from Glasgow City Council Leader Cllr Susan Aitken, then a showcase of current retrofit projects.

Day two sessions include a summary of the recently released Scottish Government Heat in Buildings Strategy and a review of Glasgow city region retrofit feasibility report calling for 428,000 homes to be retrofitted by 2030.

Day three will feature sessions exploring best approaches for resident engagement, and a special facilitated break-out session led by TPAS.

Featured projects include those of local housing associations: Maryhill, ng homes, Queens Cross and Wheatley Group and the debut review film of the Glasgow EnerPHit Tenement project at 107 Niddrie Road which will be featured at COP26 as one of 17 projects from around the world selected for Build Better Now at the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion, in which Low Carbon Homes is a partner.

Low Carbon Homes Glasgow is a free-to-attend online event, bringing professionals from inter-related sectors together to collaborate and consider the scale of the challenge, the solutions available and the barriers to overcome.

Click here to book your place. 

Build Better Now
Sunday 31 October–12 November

Virtual exhibition

This is a virtual exhibition and events series, highlighting the built environment’s role in tackling the climate and ecological crises: Build Better Now.

The exhibtion includes the 107 Niddrie Road, Southside Housing Association, Glasgow, Scotland project led by John Gilbert Architects. The project is a deep retrofit of a tenement to Enerphit standard as one of 17 projects from around the world. 

Click here to learn more about the exhibition.  

Build Better Now: The Retrofit Opportunity 
Thursday 4 November, 09:00–
Virtual event

This event explores the opportunities of growing the retrofit market and examines the key barriers at both a policy and societal level. This includes a discussion around short-termism policies, lack of awareness and demand by consumers, the imperative of delivering a just transition with no one left behind, and the inherent skills issues associated with delivering retrofit at scale.

This event has been organised by Association for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), Existing Homes Alliance Scotland, Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Click here to book your place

Carbon reduction, older tenements and the retrofit challenge in Glasgow
9 November, 17:30–19:00
Queen's Park Govanhill Church of Scotland

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) will explore reducing carbon emissions by retrofitting Glasgow's pre-1919 tenement blocks during an event on 9 Novemeber. 

You are invited to join a public meeting to discuss, and learn more about, the ongoing refurbishment of an eight-property tenement block on Niddrie Road, Glasgow.  Attendees will hear directly from the key project partners, including Southside Housing Association, Glasgow City Council, John Gilbert Architects, CCG (Scotland) Ltd., and the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and will be among the first to view a new short film about the project

This is a free event, and all are welcome. Residents of the Southside of Glasgow are particularly encouraged to come along and take part. Light refreshments will be available on arrival.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021. ESRC-funded research informs policymakers and practitioners and helps make businesses, voluntary bodies and other organisations more effective.

Click here to book your place.

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