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Leeds Sustainability Institute project to be displayed at Retrofit 23 exhibition
The Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) at Leeds Beckett University will serve as academic partners for the six month Retrofit 23 exhibition, which opened on Wednesday 10 May.
As part of the exhibition, the LSI has one of their major research projects, DEEP Retrofit, on display. The project investigates how thermally retrofitting solid walled homes in the UK can reduce fuel bills, minimise carbon emissions and improve their energy efficiency.
The exhibition kicks-off a busy period for the Leeds Sustainability Institute, who will be showcasing the impact of their DEEP Retrofit project over the coming months.
The LSI, in collaboration with Loughborough University and the University of Salford, will present the results of their DEEP Retrofit project at the Building Centre on Wednesday 14 June, and Professor Glew will also be a panellist at the Exhibition’s “retrofit café” on the 5 June, World Environment Day.
As part of the push to publicise the DEEP Retrofit project results, Professor Glew will also be presenting a snapshot of the project findings to housing and energy professionals at the Elmhurst Energy Conference in Scotland on the 6 June.
The LSI will then finally be launching their DEEP Retrofit project here at Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Sport building on Wednesday 23 June to a sell-out audience of 140 practitioners, academics, housing charities and local, regional and national policy makers. The event will involve LBU’s academic partners, the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, who funded the project, and several guest speakers from industry, academia and the UK Parliament.
More recently, Professor David Glew, Director of LSI, was part of an expert panel at the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) on Tuesday 16 May. The panel’s topic entitled Financing Net Zero – Who's Going to Pay? saw David share insights about the transition to zero carbon homes.