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The first West Midlands RAW has concluded for 2024 - and what a wonderful week it was! So many organisations, communities and individuals got involved to help make the first West Midlands Retrofit Action Week a properly impactful week of knowledge-sharing and inspiration for future retrofitters.

View all the 2024 activities below. We'll keep you updated about 2025 dates.


Birmingham Retrofit Summit 2024

13-15 May 2024Birmingham City Council logo_colour_off web

Hosted by Birmingham City Council

Free to attend. Online over 3 mornings.

Strategic. Fast-paced. Focused.

  • Impact-driven programme, featuring insightful sessions, case-studies and panel debates
  • Unique gathering of regionally focused retrofit professionals
  • CPD proof of attendance available
  • Free to attend with super-flexible online format, with camera-on networking 
  • Morning 1 (08.45-12.30hrs, Mon, 13 May)
    : keynotes and updates from Cllr. Jayne Francis, Birmingham City Council, Rob Johnson, WMCA, Becky Lane, Furbnow, Anthony Daly, Next Energy and Liz Lainé, Parity Projects

  • Morning 2 (08.45-12.30hrs, Tues, 14 May)
    : keynotes and updates from Cllr. Sharon Thompson, Birmingham City Council, Prof. Martin Freer, University of Birmingham - Birmingham Energy Institute, Madiyha Ghafoor, WMCA, Brett Willers, Coventry City Council, John Anderson, ARK Consultancy,  Ashley Woolgar, Venti Group and Alex Baines, Saint Gobain Interior Solutions

  • Morning 3 (08.45-12.30hrs, Weds, 15 May)
    : keynotes and updates from Cllr. Majid Mahmood, Birmingham City Council, John Christophers, Balsall Heath Retrofit, Imandeep Kaur, Civic Square, Dan Hill, Dark Matter Labs, Steve Batty and Louise Alter, Equans, Kamran Shezad, Bahu Trust and Andy Evans, E.ON Energy.

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  • Meet our Summit Thought Leader Partners
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Live online and in-person activities throughout the RAW week 

Organisations, groups and individuals around the West Midlands are staging an amazing range of retrofit and energy efficiency-related activities for you to attend - all FREE* - as part of a RAW West Midlands week of action.


Explore an exceptional lineup of events and activities for you to join:

  • Birmingham Green Doors: Visits to the retrofitted homes of Birmingham residents - 11 & 16 May (in-person) 
  • Home Retrofit Advice drop-in sessions, hosted by Solihull MBC – 13, 14, 16 May (in-person)  
  • CPD Webinar from Leca: insulated flooring solutions – 14 May (online) 
  • Retrofit Readiness: private and blended finance solutions meeting from SHAP – 15 May (in-person)
  • Retrofit in Action: site visit with Equans to UK’s largest retrofit project – 15 May (in-person) 
  • Local Authority Retrofit Forum LIVE: UKGBC and MCS Foundation hosted meetup – 16 May (in-person) 
  • Retrofit in Real Life: 2-part workshops for householders from *EcoFurb – 16 & 30 May (online) 
  • The Festival of Sustainable Homes: family-friendly show hosted by NSBRC – 17 & 18 May (in-person) 
  • Retrofit Action Day Balsall Heath: Community-led action day – 18 May (in-person) 
  • Kenilworth Eco Fayre: Community-lead action day – 18 May (in-person) 
  • and more...!

*excl. EcoFurb event which has a small ticket fee

  • Online & In-Person
  • 11-19 May
  • FREE
  • Various locations