Retrofitting Neighbourhoods

The aim of this study is to identify the barriers to retrofitting at scale for those who own their own homes and determine whether mechanisms or tools can be made available to remove those barriers.

Does a grass-roots approach to retrofit have a role to play in delivering the 1.35m homes a year required to combat global warming? Could community-scale retrofit projects lesser the burden on individual home-owners and create economies of scales and scope?


Hannah is an ARB-registered Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer, specialising in sustainable, low carbon construction and community engagement. Having worked for Architype, one of the UKs leading sustainable architecture practices, for a number of years, as well as Eco Design Consultants, Hannah has a broad range of experience working on low carbon, sustainable projects. In previous roles she led multi-million pound housing schemes and zero-carbon school projects, as well as domestic eco-retrofit projects and a variety of community-led schemes.


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