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Engagement

Speeding up retrofit delivery

Retrofit Action Week is a week-long engagement campaign of events, activities and knowledge-sharing to speed up and scale up retrofit across the UK.

Regional engagement campaign
Key components of the week
Maximising engagement

Retrofit Action Week is a regional retrofit engagement campaign organised by Low Carbon Homes which has created a unique network of individuals and organisations across the UK, all connected by their ambition to play an active role in decarbonising our existing housing stock.

Each Retrofit Action Week campaign has evolved into three core engagement components:

  • Online regional Retrofit Summit
  • In-person Home Upgrade Show
  • 3rd party-organised satellite activities

This approach, building upon successful regional retrofit summits, is designed to maximise communication reach while providing the widest range of knowledge-sharing opportunities for anyone interested in scaling up retrofit.

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Regional Summit

Retrofit Summit LogoRetrofit Summits are one of the flagship events in the RAW weeks. We've staged over 20 regional retrofit summits across the UK – each in partnership with local government and regional stakeholders – and focused on the regional strategies and plans required to enable the speeding up and scaling up of  retrofit, locally. 

  • Impact-driven programme, featuring insightful sessions, case-studies and panel debates
  • Unique gathering of regionally focused retrofit professionals
  • CPD certificates of attendance available
  • Free to attend with super-flexible online format, with camera-on networking
  • Online Summit over 3 mornings
  • Free to attend
Visitors at The Home Upgrade Show
The Home Upgrade Show

The Home Upgrade LogoThe Home Upgrade Show is the 2nd flagship RAW event. A unique showcase of local and national retrofit product suppliers and service providers, this two-day sociable event plays a vital role in supporting the delivery of retrofit, locally, and building long-lasting relationships.

  • Over 50 exhibitors offering a range of retrofit solutions and service
  • Practical workshops and training sessions
  • Networking and social events throughout the day, with meeting and workspaces provided
  • Inspiring centrally-located heritage venue
  • Free to attend with easy access to public transport
  • In-person Expo, Talks & Workshops over 2 days
  • Free to attend
Home retrofit case study visit
Satellite activities

RAW 2024 Satellite icon_whiteTaking retrofit engagement to stakeholders of any type, Retrofit Action Week satellite activities are staged by local and national organisations to extend outreach as wide as possible, but focused on the region.  

Format and content is tailored by you to best fit with your audience.

  • Activities can be created and led by any stakeholder, whatever their role
  • Any format of activity possible - it's up to you!
  • Central listing of all activities
  • Easy to book & list it
  • Free listing for not-for-profit orgs
  • Events run by orgs & communities
  • Run by you - listed by us

Hear from recent RAW attendees and participants

Summit Attendee 2

You guys are great, very inspiring, you've made the day for me, thank-you 👏🏼

Local Authority officer - attendee, Birmingham Retrofit Summit 2024
Architect (2)-1

A great event to attend. Met an awful lot of interesting people from a lot of different backgrounds, social housing providers, contractors, installers. It's particularly useful to see how different people can speak to each other about retrofit

Architect - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023
Architect (5)-1

Nice and compact…plenty of time to have a good chat with everyone - met some good people and you see the highlights. The workshops were very interesting which led to making some good relationships with architects and different builders and stuff that's going to be a good working relationship going forward

Housing officer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023
Summit Attendee round (trans background)

Thanks everyone for all the lovely conversations and talks - very insightful

Project Manager - attendee, Birmingham Retrofit Summit 2024
Engineer

My main takeaway today was meeting the guys on the CITB training stall - that was absolutely outstanding

Energy engineer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023
Retrofitter

I think strengthening the kind of network of contacts and the retrofit industry in the Northwest was the most important thing for us. Meeting contractors and people who are interested in pushing retrofit forward, whether that be social housing providers, whether that be community groups, that sort of thing - looking at how it can be done at scale

Retrofitter & installer - visitor, The Home Upgrade Show, Manchester 2023