Boiler Ban: Plotting the UK’s transition to renewable heating

July 14, 2021

Thursday, 9 September, 15:00–16:15 BST

Starting in 2025, new builds in the UK will be required to use non-gas heating technologies. While it’s a vital step forward, the ban presents a series of challenges for businesses and homeowners: Which sustainable heating solutions work best for which structures? What about existing building stock? Which strategies are best to balance cost and sustainability? Will hydrogen become the solution for the renewable heating transition, and if so, when will that technology come online?

Our panel of experts from across the sustainable built environment space can provide much-needed clarity. This webinar will offer practical solutions, explaining what landlords, homeowners and the property sector at large need to know to implement the gas-free technologies that will keep Britain warm for decades to come.

Moderator

Lucy Sherriff, former Environment Editor at The Huffington Post 

Lucy is a multimedia journalist and producer, focusing on environmental and social justice issues. Her work in multimedia and documentary journalism has earned her a number of accolades, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Award for climate change reporting in 2019. She was a Society of Environmental Journalists grantee in 2020. Lucy worked for The Huffington Post for six years, first as a reporter and then as an editor, before moving to the US where she now works as a freelance documentary producer and film-maker. 

Speakers

Darren Snaith, Business Development Director, RSK

Over 20 years of experience have made Darren an expert in the housing sector, with a particular focus on sustainable refurbishment. Darren has become a leader in the field, helping clients to cut energy usage, reduce fuel poverty and improve building aesthetics.

Will Ray, Head of Sustainability, Clarion Group

For 20 years, Will has worked on the leading edge of sustainable, low-carbon construction. His approach to low-carbon retrofitting in existing structures helped Clarion become the first UK housing group to attain the Sustainable Housing Impact label.

David Kemp, Sustainability and Growth for Procure Plus

David has spent over 15 years consulting with public and private sector clients to deliver sustainable construction and procurement solutions. In 2020, he was recognised for his contributions to the housing refurbishment sector with inclusion in the inaugural Homes UK Climate Champions Power List.

Jenni McDonnell MBE, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN

With more than 20 years’ experience in the thermal energy sector, Jenni is a specialist in thermal technology infrastructure. Her work facilitates technological collaborations between industry and research in the fields of thermal energy and carbon abatement and she has pioneered developments in domestic, commercial, and industrial-scale heating. In June 2021, Jenni was awarded an MBE for services to the green economy.

Dan Meredith, Senior Manager, E.ON UK

Bringing 20 years of industry experience, Dan is an expert in energy policy and stakeholder engagement, working with multinational energy companies in the UK, Belgium and Germany. A background in climate science has supported Dan’s work on developing green recovery strategies for both E.ON and RWE npower across Europe in the policy and public affairs domain.

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