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Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) Showcasing Mission at Futurebuild Conference


Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) Showcasing Mission at Futurebuild Conference

The Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Futurebuild conference, taking place from March 5th to 7th, 2024. The exhibition brings together the entire supply chain to showcase, debate and understand the advancements in sustainable construction and the emerging technologies that will make net zero possible.

GSENZH will be at the forefront of discussions, actively engaging with supply chains, training providers, public sector organisations, and stakeholders, reinforcing its mission to support net zero goals across various sectors including power generation, heat and buildings, transport, and energy systems.

Key highlights of GSENZH’s participation at Futurebuild include:

  • Green Finance Solutions Panel: On March 5th, experts including Bruce Davis from Abundance Investment and Emma Lower from Lendology will discuss the evolving landscape of green mortgages and innovative financing models. Chaired by Rebecca Lovell from Energy Systems Catapult, this panel will explore solutions driving decarbonized homes.
  • Insights into Retrofit Support: Also on March 5th, David Kemp from Turner and Townsend will provide insights into practical retrofit support offered by the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator and the Home Upgrade Hub. This session will cover technical assistance and learning opportunities vital for scaling up retrofit delivery.
  • Scaling up Retrofit Delivery: March 6th, join Maxine Narburgh, Regional Director for the Greater South East Net Zero Hub, for a panel discussion on scaling up retrofit delivery, featuring experts from various Net Zero Hub regions, offering valuable lessons for future large-scale government-funded retrofit programs.
  • Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS): GSENZH will be on hand to talk about its new DPS, open to all suppliers in the UK, alongside the existing Installer DPS. This initiative aims to create more opportunities for retrofit work in the South East region, streamlining the tender process for local authorities and external agencies.
  • The GSE Retrofit Training Network Together with The Retrofit Academy, they have been working on the GSE Retrofit Training Network, aimed at accelerating workforce competency in the region and driving collaboration across the public and private sector. As part of this initiative, GSENZH and The Retrofit Academy have been assessing the skills gap and delivering tailored training infrastructure to address the demand for qualified retrofitters. Key decision makers who are part of the Network will be present at Futurebuild to showcase the work to date.

Speaking about GSENZH’s participation, Maxine Narburgh, Regional Director, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “Futurebuild presents a unique platform to showcase our efforts in driving sustainable change across the Greater South East. We are committed to fostering collaboration and innovation to achieve our net zero goals and create a resilient, green future.”

For more information on GSENZH’s initiatives and participation at Futurebuild 2024, visit: GSENZH Futurebuild Programme