Creating 'net zero homes' in derby

Editorial Type: News Date: 10-2020 Views: 1,092 Tags: Construction, Building Efficiency
The University of Derby is joining local partners from across Derbyshire to spearhead the 'green recovery' by making homes in the county more energy efficient.

Methods and approaches to 'retrofit' energy efficiency features in houses across Derbyshire will be the focus of an online Low Carbon Homes conference running over three mornings from 6-8 October, supported by the University alongside Derbyshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council. The free conference is aimed at local housing associations, developers, suppliers, installers, house builders and community organisations in the D2N2 region.

The event follows the government's recent pledge of £50 million for local councils to carry out retrofitting work, as well as a list of recommendations made by the UK Citizen's Assembly for Climate Change for finding local solutions to the challenge. The goal is to make Derbyshire a 'net zero' area in terms of its carbon emissions ahead of the government's 2050 target. To book a place at the online conference, visit: