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Energy and Net Zero Conference 2023
The Studio

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Tue, 28 Nov from
10:00 to 17:00 (BST)


The Studio
67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE


From £252

SFHA’s second in-person Energy and Net Zero Conference, delivered alongside our strategic partners Changeworks and Warmworks, explored how we improve the sector’s resilience and protect the most vulnerable in society by building strong foundations which support a just transition to net zero.

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Member Price £252

Non-member Price £351

Energy and Net Zero Conference 2023 at The Studio

67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE


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Patrick Harvie
Scottish Government

Patrick Harvie was reappointed as the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights in March 2023.

He spent his childhood in Dumbarton, and attended Dumbarton Academy followed by Manchester Metropolitan University. Before becoming an MSP he worked for a sexual health charity as an LGBT youth worker in Glasgow, and was involved in the campaign to repeal Section 28 during the Scottish Parliament's first session. 

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Mr Harvie was elected as an MSP for the Glasgow region in 2003, has served as Convenor of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee during session 3, and as Co-Leader or Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008. He was appointed Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights in August 2021. 

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Josiah Lockhart

Josiah Lockhart is Chief Executive of Changeworks, Scotland’s leading charity delivering innovative and high-impact solutions for low-carbon living.

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Before joining Changeworks, Josiah was CEO of social enterprise support agency FirstPort. Josiah is an expert in strategy and one of Scotland’s leading social entrepreneurs and a champion of supporting innovative and equitable solutions to tackling the climate emergency and addressing issued faced by people in our communities.

Josiah will lead Changeworks into an ambitious period of growth and expansion as part of the organisation’s 2022-25 strategy Decarbonising Scotland’s Homes.

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Joanna Long

As Senior Impact Evaluation Consultant at Changeworks, Joanna oversees the development and delivery of robust monitoring and evaluation for a range of internal and external projects. 

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This includes evidencing impact and providing actionable insights to inform delivery of current and future projects and programmes by Changeworks and external clients. Joanna leads a team of dedicated Impact Evaluation specialists committed to helping clients accelerate their transition to net zero and raising the standard of evaluation on domestic retrofit projects. As part of her role, Joanna ensures alignment of Changeworks’ impact evaluation methodology with industry standards, including PAS2035 and BS40101.

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Stephen Strachan

Stephen leads on Net Zero Pathways at Changeworks, supporting Registered Social Landlords to define their stock improvement strategy to align with net zero targets. 

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 Stephen has over 15 years experience as project director and technical consultant, from design, delivery and commissioning of renewable generation, heat networks and low carbon heating projects to leading on decarbonisation strategies. Since 2017, Stephen has led on Changeworks’ development and delivery of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) support for 25 local authorities, from the initial phases of Scottish Government pilot projects to creation of the final strategies.

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Kris Martin

Kris manages Changeworks’ Data Analysis team and data projects. This includes leading the data analysis for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency projects (LHEES) for local authorities. 

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Kris creates data solutions using software such as Power BI and others. His team leads on stock analysis, where they take data from multiple sources to create valuable reports and recommend actional outcomes. He is experienced in gathering data and translating findings to present large datasets for Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) projects.

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Laura Fordyce

Laura joined Warmworks in early 2023 and her role includes supporting housing associations to prepare winning funding applications and identify routes to decarbonise their housing stock.


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Laura has over 8 years’ experience of working in the housing sector with previous roles at the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland and Dunedin Canmore Housing Association, now part of the Wheatley Group. Before joining the housing sector, Laura spent over 10 years in the Scottish tourism industry, where she held a number of account management and operational roles.

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Christina Stuart
Historic Environment Scotland

Christina’s published research on sustainable retrofit of traditional buildings reflects a background spanning architecture, conservation, and environmental design including carbon life cycle assessment.

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Having qualified as a Passivhaus Designer in 2014, as an Architect in 2016 and as a Retrofit Co-ordinator in 2023, Christina now works in the National Investment Plan team at Historic Environment Scotland.

She leads on climate action projects at Properties in Care of Scottish Ministers, including sites such as Doune Castle and Craigmillar Castle. She also supports strategic development across the estate, with a focus on Energy & Carbon Management, Climate Adaptation, and Sustainable Travel.

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Dave Hawkey
IPPR Scotland

Dave Hawkey is Senior Research Fellow at IPPR Scotland, and works across a range of policy areas covering social, economic, environmental and democratic justice. Prior to joining IPPR Scotland, Dave was a civil servant in the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Division. 

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He has also worked at Ofgem with a focus on improving the environmental sustainability of gas networks, and has a background in academia, having worked on international comparative research in sustainable policy and practice at the University of Edinburgh as Senior Research Fellow. 

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Lewis Ryder-Jones
Oxfam Scotland

Lewis is Oxfam Scotland’s Advocacy Adviser. He works across all of Oxfam’s UK and global policy priorities ensuring an effective influencing presence in Scotland. 

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He has worked in policy and influencing roles in Scotland for a variety of organisations across the social sector over the last 9 years. Earlier in his career he also worked in countries across West Africa, South America and the Middle East in grassroots community development and teaching roles.

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