Paul Ruyssevelt View Presentation
Low Impact Buildings Consultant, Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
Paul is an architect with 30 years experience in low energy and sustainable buildings. In the early 80s he designed and monitored a group of superinsulated houses. He has run a company specialising in energy monitoring, managed the energy team at the major engineering consultancy and helped build a small consultancy, ESD, into the international energy and carbon business, Camco. Paul has been promoting the retrofit of the existing building stock for well over a decade and he was a founding member of the Existing Homes Alliance (www.existinghomesalliance.org). Paul is currently assisting the Technology Strategy Board with the Retrofit for the Future programme.
RETROFIT FOR THE FUTURE - PROGRESS TO DATE
In 2009 the Technology Strategy Board made a £17m UK government investment in the first national retrofit scheme, aimed at demonstrating how future targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions can be met. It is intended that the principles established by Retrofit for the Future prototypes can be applied throughout the country.
Through the Retrofit for the Future programme, eighty six social housing projects across the UK were funded. Each of the projects, which are managed by housing associations, architects, construction companies and local councils, have implemented 'low carbon retrofit' of existing low-rise social housing that will meet the UK government's target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of 80% by 2050, while also cutting energy use dramatically.
Paul Ruyssevelt will present a summary of the programme, reporting progress to date and providing an insight into the strategies adopted by a number of the projects.