New London Architecture

Retrofitting London’s homes: case studies of green finance solutions

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Thursday 19 November 2020
10:00 - 11:00

This event will present practical case studies showcasing financing solutions to retrofit residential stocks.

A focus on retrofit has been ranked as the number one priority to support London’s transition towards a zero carbon city in an NLA survey of over 100 organisations from across architecture, engineering, consulting and public sector bodies. However, the lack of green finance to fund the transition has been rated the second biggest challenge to address, second only to the lack of clear policies and regulatory framework.
 
The Green Finance Institute has launched the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings where new financial mechanisms have been developed to address the retrofit challenge.
 
This event will present practical case studies showcasing financing solutions to retrofit residential stocks that cover private owners, renters and council housing. It aims at providing a response to the NLA Zero Carbon London report that calls for greater access to green finance if we are to tackle the climate emergency.

About the research

The Zero Carbon London research paper examines how London is getting ready to become a zero-carbon city, analysing current policies from both city and local governments and reviewing how the private sector is addressing the challenge by setting ambitious standards and developing new industry frameworks.
 
It presents the findings of a new survey asking London’s built environment professionals about the key barriers to address the climate emergency and what should be the most effective solutions. The report includes a project showcase of over 80 London schemes providing a snapshot of where London is in the race to net zero.

PROGRAMME

09:45  Speakers join via Zoom
 
10:00  Welcome from Chair 
Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture 
 
10:05   Welcome from Green Finance Institute and the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Emma Harvey, Director, Green Finance Institute
 
10.10    Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings case studies: 

Community Municipal Investments 
Louise Wilson, joint Managing Director (Projects), Abundance Investment 
 
Building Renovation Passports 
Sarah Fletcher, Principal Policy & Programme Officer, Greater London Authority 
 
Green Rental Agreements 
Derek Wilson, Senior Sustainable Development Manager, Transport for London
 
10:30    Panel discussion
Speakers above plus
Cllr Rishi Madlani, LB Camden and Head of Sustainable Finance & Just Transition | Sustainable Banking, Natwest

10:45   Q&A
            
10:55   Closing remarks
 
11:00   End

Speaker biographies

Derek Wilson

Head of Sustainability, Transport for London

Peter Murray OBE

Co-Founder, NLA

Emma Harvey

Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

Sarah Fletcher

Programme Manager – Energy, Greater London Authority

Rishi Madlani

Head of Sustainable Finance and Just Transition, Natwest Group

Louise Wilson

Co-founder and Joint MD, Abundance Investment


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