Manchester leaders power ahead of Government on housing decarbonisation strategy

Against a backdrop of doctor and consultant strikes and extensive waiting lists, the Conservative Party missed the opportunity to score several open goals at its Conference in Manchester this week.

British Gas sponsors Retrofit Action Week to accelerate support for decarbonising homes in Greater Manchester

Week of housing-focused retrofit activity kicks off with Green Open Homes event on 7 October

Low Carbon Homes announces partnership with British Gas for Retrofit Action Week from Saturday 7th October 2023.

Manchester to benefit from ramping up of Government retrofit commitment as Home Upgrade Show announced

The trailblazer deal for funding devolution for Greater Manchester and West Midlands, outlined by the Chancellor in last week’s budget, demonstrates the importance of community-led home retrofit. 

Retrofit is specifically mentioned as one of the areas for the new, simplified funding arrangements introduced in the trailblazer deal, alongside transport, skills and new housing.

Funding success for Lancashire’s ground-breaking retrofit operation leads to ‘hard to treat’ homes focus at Retrofit Summit

Funding success for Lancashire’s ground-breaking retrofit operation leads to ‘hard to treat’ homes focus at Retrofit Summit 

The granddaddy of collaborative local authority retrofit programmes is now turning its attention to Lancashire’s hard to treat homes after nearly nine years of delivering energy efficiency measures into over 20,000 homes. <

LoCASE accelerates South East retrofit sector development

Alongside its work providing funding to businesses to decarbonise, UK Government and EU-funded grant body LoCASE continues to support the development of businesses providing services in the retrofit sector in the South East as the region gears up for a home energy efficiency push. 

An important part of LoCASE’s (Low Carbon Across the South and East) work is to provide funding for businesses “to develop or improve their ‘green’ product/service” and to transfer learning from successful pilots in retrofit an

Keeping Homes Warm for Less - Boiler tweaks to tackle the cost-of-living crisis

This year, as part of its campaign to help improve the efficiency of heating systems across the UK and reduce carbon emissions, Drayton is sponsoring the first ‘Keeping Homes Warm For Less’ online conference, hosted by The Heating Hub and supported by Low Carbon Homes.

The conference will focus on easy boiler tweaks that can reduce gas bills and help tackle of the cost-of-living crisis.

Taking place on Tuesday 29th March, between 12-2pm, the free-to-attend conference will look at boiler operating temperature is and why it is important for efficiency.

First retrofit conference of 2022: Liverpool’s person-centred approach

Energy cost crisis brings energy efficiency needs to the fore 

Set against the backdrop of the growing energy costs crisis, Low Carbon Homes’ first retrofit conference of 2022 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 will feature seventeen speakers from across the UK to share best practice, encourage collaboration and promote action.