Revolutionising Retrofit: Unleashing Opportunities for the Metals Supply Chain

Thursday 12th September 2024

Theatre :  Construction Day  Technology, Innovation and R&D 


Home energy retrofit is essential to achieving our net-zero targets in the UK as heating our 26 million homes represents 18% of our emissions. But the market is underdeveloped and needs to overcome multiple, systemic, complex challenges – from rising prices and energy underperformance to poor-quality solutions.

Transform-ER (Transform.Engage.Retrofit) is a game-changing, consortium-led project funded by Innovate UK that’s tacking a systemic approach to tackling retrofit’s biggest barriers to scale.

It’s designed to create a cohesive, industrialised sector that delivers high-performance, cost-effective solutions through a standardised process – enabling one million home upgrades every year by 2030.

There’s a huge opportunity for new companies to demonstrate how they can support new industrialised retrofit system and marketplace with products for modern methods of construction, including innovations for super insulated, modular wall panels.

Join speakers from this ambitious project to discover insights into the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned so far – and how the metals supply chain can become a driving force in a new industrialised retrofit industry.

Andrew Thomson, Technical Director at Ultrapanel Building TechnologiesAndrew Thomson Technical Director
Ultrapanel Building Technologies
Ella Quigley, Principal Researcher - Building Performance Principal Researcher - Building Performance at Tata Steel UKElla Quigley Principal Research Engineer - Building Performance
Tata Steel UK
Jon Warren - Market Maker - Industry - Energiesprong UKJon Warren Market Maker - Industry
Energiesprong UK
Rafael DelimataRafael Delimata Director
Bow Tie Construction
Dr. Verónica Torres de Sande 2nd degree connection 2nd Senior Research Engineer at The MTCVerónica Torres de Sande Senior Research Engineer

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