Kent is to be the next focal point for the Low Carbon Homes organisation when the County Council with its Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy, is the next host of the touring online retrofit conference.

From next Tuesday (January 26) for three days, a series of speakers will discuss the strategy’s plans including making retrofit one of its ten priorities.

KCC is a member of the Triple-A Interreg 2 Seas project, promoting cross border cooperation between 4 European countries: The Netherlands, France, Belgium and the UK. It aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon technologies by homeowners, contributing to achieving the EU 2020 targets (20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of energy from renewables, 20% increase in energy efficiency).

Three mornings of presentations and debate, including Triple A speakers, have been specifically curated with the assistance of Kent County Council and an Advisory Board of local stakeholders:

Day 1 (Tuesday 26th January) – What have we got to do and how are we doing?
Brian Horton, Chair, Kent and Medway Sustainable Energy Partnership
Susan Carey, Cabinet Member for Environment, Kent County Council (opening the event)
Ian Rippin – CEO & Alex Hughes – Operations Analyst, MCS
Richard Partington, MD, AceOn
Richard Barwick, (RJ Barwick Ltd) for West Kent Housing Association

Day 2 (Wednesday  27th January) – What else could we be doing?
Dr. Erwin Mlecnik, Delft University of Technology
Oubbol Oung, Project Manager, City of Rotterdam
Lina Nurali, Triple A Consultant, City of Antwerp
Dr. Francesca Baylis, Kent County Council
Russell Smith, MD, Retrofit Works

Day 3 (Thursday 28th January) – What’s holding us back?
Lucy Pedler, Director, Futureproof
Karen Britton, Planning Manager, Canterbury City Council
Anna O’Halloran, National Consultancy Manager, Tpas