Cambridge Retrofit Guide

Cambridge Retrofit Guide

Mon 25 Sep 2023, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Practical advice to retrofitting your home; what measures, how much and with whom?

This was a lively online talk and discussion.  See more here:

Video of the Talk & discussion not breakout rooms
Slides from the talk  PDF for download

Are you thinking of retrofitting your home? Cambridge City Council commissioned the Cambridge Retrofit Guide to help you get started. This evening,  Alex Towler from Transition by Design, one of the authors of the guide, will explain how it can help you. The evening will include:

  • Benefits and challenges
  • What you might achieve from different levels of retrofit • Some background on the study which formed the information base for the public guide.
  • An introduction to the guide.
  • Who to engage with – there are different approaches depending on the amount of measures and relative difficulties.
  • A whole group Q+A with a panel including representatives of the city council • Breakout groups – for considering (a) deep retrofits, multiple measures and going full EnerPHit; )b) DIY approaches for low and no cost; (c) technical advice; • Feedback from break outs

 Transition by Design are a cooperative architecture practice and community interest company working towards a just and convivial low carbon future. They have worked on multiple retrofit projects from individual houses to EnerPHit standard through to city wide studies. 

 Host: Nicola Terry

Talk details

1.5 hour online talk:

  • Mon 25 Sept 19:30-21:00

This is an online talk.  All bookers will be sent a Zoom link for the talk in reminder emails.

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