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Committee examines energy efficiency of existing homes

13 November 2020

The Environmental Audit Committee session focuses on the role of social housing providers in improving energy efficiency and how energy efficiency can drive jobs, skills and supply chains.


Wednesday 18 November 2020, virtual meeting

At 2.30pm

  • Karen Brown, Senior Policy Adviser, Northern Housing Consortium
  • George Munson, Senior Project Manager (sustainable energy and air quality resources and housing), Leeds City Council and Core Cities energy efficiency working group
  • Russell Smith, Managing Director, Retrofitworks and Managing Director, Parity Projects

At 3.30pm

  • Simon Ayers, Chief Executive, TrustMark
  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders
  • Laura McGadie, Group Head of Energy, Energy Saving Trust
  • Mark Lynn, Managing Director, Eden Renewable Limitations Ltd (Thermafleece) and Vice Chair of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

First panel

Hears from Leeds City Council, on behalf of the Core Cities, the Northern Housing Consortium who represent 90% of social housing providers in the north, and Russell Smith from Retrofitworks who works with local authorities and landlords to develop cost-effective retroļ¬t programmes.

Second panel

Comprises witnesses from Trustmark, the Government endorsed quality standard for home improvement; the Federation of Master Builders, the UK's largest trade association in the construction industry; Energy Saving Trust, an independent organisation devoted to promoting energy efficiency, energy conservation, and Thermafleece, the UK’s only British sheep’s wool insulation company.

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