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Retrofit Question Time
Sat 1 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Interested in eco-home renovations? Want your retrofit questions answered? This session hosted by Carbon Co-op brings together an architect, a builder, a community organiser and a home owner, all of whom have lots of experience in energy efficient retrofit.
Panelist: Marianne Heaslip (Architect, URBED), Dan Chaplin (Builder, Think Build), Jonathan Atkinson (Co-Founder and Project Manager, Carbon Co-op) and Fiona Nicholls (Carbon Co-op Householder, Sustainable Change)
NB: When booking a ticket you will be prompted to note a question for the panel.
Marianne Heaslip, Architect, URBED
Marianne is a chartered architect with interests in urban design, sustainability and participative design. Marianne has experience in both new build and retrofit projects at a range of scales, with a particular focus on low-energy and sustainable design. She worked on two of the pioneering TSB ‘Retrofit for the Future’ projects with the lessons learned through this work applied in her role on the Carbon Coop’s recent retrofit 'Go Early’ programme. She is currently working on a number of retrofit projects in Liverpool, including 'Homebaked' - a community-led refurbishment of a bakery and residential apartments in Anfield - and 'Terrace 21', a refurbishment of 5 terraced houses in Granby for a housing cooperative of which she is also a member.
Dan Chaplin, Builder, Think Build.
Dan Chaplin has more than 10 years of experience in domestic refurbishment and retrofit, with a proven track record of delivering quality, award winning buildings. Having worked in a variety of roles, from operational site work through to project management and technical specification he has strong insight into all aspects of the subject. Dan has a particular interest in the risks that exist around retrofit and has worked with Leeds Beckett University to further our understanding of how these play out in reality. He’s a graduate of the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, having undertaken their Retrofit Co-ordinator Diploma in 2015.
Jonathan Atkinson, Co-Founder and Project Manager at Carbon Co-op
After working with URBED to establish low carbon, household retrofit community benefit society Carbon Co-op, he has gone on to project manage a range of innovative projects demonstrating the effectiveness of collective action on climate change. His interests lie at the point where urban development, art and design, community and politics meet. Throughout his practice he has explored the potential for co-operative and collective action to create change.
Fiona Nicholls, Carbon Co-op Householder, Sustainable Change
Fiona is a partner of Sustainable Change, a Trustee/Non-Executive Director at Emerge 3Rs (Emerge Recycling, Fareshare GM, Touch Wood), a founder member of St John's Sunshine - an urban solar co-operative, and a Carbon Co-op member who has filled her spare time giving her home an eco makeover.