Climate Action Series: Retrofitting


April 15


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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Insights North East


Henry Daysh Building, Room G.13

Henry Daysh Building Room G.13, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RX

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB, NE1 7RX

A climate action seminar focusing on the transformative potential of retrofitting domestic and commercial spaces for a sustainable future.

This is a hybrid event. To attend online, please fill out this form.

Join us for an engaging series on Climate Action focusing on the transformative potential of retrofitting our domestic and commercial spaces for a sustainable future. This event brings together a dynamic group of experts working on sustainable design, the intersection of the built environment and wellbeing, and the use of computation and technology to reduce GHG emissions.

This second session of Climate Action Series will delve into pressing topics aiming to make the complex world of retrofitting accessible to everyone. We’ll explore why energy efficiency and low carbon technologies have not been widely adopted in residential areas and discuss innovative strategies to boost their deployment across cities. Our experts will shed light on the role of smart technologies in revolutionizing homes, offering insights into how these advancements can be integrated into everyday living spaces. We’ll navigate the maze of available support and funding for communities keen on retrofitting, ensuring attendees walk away with practical knowledge on making their environments more sustainable. Additionally, the latest developments in retrofitting, tailored for local implementation, will be a key focus, providing attendees with a glimpse into the future of urban living.

Expect to leave with answers to critical questions, including how to foster the uptake of retrofitting measures, the availability of funding to support these initiatives, and the most recent advancements in retrofitting technologies. Whether you’re a homeowner, community leader, or simply interested in making a positive environmental impact, this series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient urban future.


  • Dr Tara Hipwood, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University
  • Dr Carlos Calderon, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
  • Dr Bartolomeo Panto, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Durham University