Dissemination event for fuel poverty project

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in partnership with South Tyneside Homes and Homes for Northumberland has undertaken a programme of energy efficiency improvements on over 300 socially rented hard-to-heat properties.

The £3.84 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) collaborative project, has installed low carbon and renewable energy technologies and systems to improve the housing stock in the region and regenerate off-gas or non-traditional construction properties.

As part of the project, the impact and effectiveness of the modifications and improvements made to the different types of housing stock have been monitored and analysed by Decerna. An event to present the findings of this ground-breaking project will be held at the Centre for Life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Thursday 10thOctober 2013.

This event will bring together local authorities, housing associations and the construction industry to encourage the transfer of knowledge and best practice, as well as a greater understanding of the performance and application of low carbon technologies in hard-to-heat properties. A group of Swedish companies and researchers will also be in attendance; which will provide an excellent forum for collaboration and business partnering.

To book, please use the following link: ERDF Social Housing Energy Management booking form


08:45 – 09:15   Registration

09:15 – 09:25   Welcome and Introduction

Chair, Allen Jones – Newcastle City Council

09:25 – 09:40   National Energy Action

Fuel poverty a national issue

09:40 – 09:55   National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)

Introduction and Overview of the Social Housing Project

09:55 – 10:15   Decerna

Technical aspects of the project, data and project results

10:15 – 10:30   South Tyneside Homes

Retrofitting social housing – lessons learnt

10.30 – 10:40   South Tyneside Retrofit Contractor

10.40 – 10:55   Homes for Northumberland

Retrofitting social housing – lessons learnt

10:55 – 11:05 Homes for Northumberland Retrofit Contractor

11:05 – 11:30 Break

Opportunity to submit questions for panel Q&A

11.30 – 11:50   SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Overview of the Swedish context and brief overview of projects, experiences and lessons learnt

11:50 – 12:10   Alingsås Hem (Swedish Housing Provider)

Retrofit projects in Sweden

12:10 – 12:30   Q&A panel

Chair, Allen Jones – Newcastle City Council

12.30 – 14:00   Lunch and Networking

Exhibition zone open – Opportunity to meet with some of the SMEs who have participated in the project as well as a delegation of companies from Sweden.

14:00   Event close

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