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CIBSE Scotland Conference 2024 – Retrofit2Perform

CIBSE Scotland’s annual conference will address the challenges associated with retrofitting our existing building stock and the opportunities this presents for building services and built environment professionals to move the retrofit challenge forward at pace and scale.


Note that speakers, topics and timings are provisional, and may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

Conference agenda


Time Topic Speaker(s)
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and refreshments  
09:30 - 09:45 Opening address  
09:45 - 10:15 Keynote speaker Patrick Harvie MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights 
10:15 - 10:45 The LETI Non-Domestic Retrofit Modelling Group Lindsay Adams (Senior Engineer, Arup) and Harry Sharples (Principal Building Performance Engineer, AECOM)
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break  
11:10 - 11:40 The challenges of setting a pathway to decarbonise an existing campus of buildings Sarah Peterson (Director, X-Buro and ACE Scotland Chair)
11:40 - 12:10 Route to Net Zero by 2040 via Refurbishment and Low Carbon Design Karen Pickering (Estate Development Manager, University of Edinburgh)
12:10 - 12:40 Heat network retrofit and how to move economically at pace David O’Donnell (Associate Director, Heat Decarbonisation, Ricardo) and Jess Grant (Principal Engineer, WSP)
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch  
13:40 - 14:05 Presentation of Bronze CIBSE Medal to the late Jeremy Cockroft’s family and the presentation of the Jeremy Cockcroft Award to the Student Poster winner  
14:05 - 14:35 Retrofit in Heritage Buildings Laura Baron (Head of Sustainability, Purcell)
14:35 - 15:05 Heat Pumps in Retrofit projects Andrew McQuatt (Max Fordham Heat Pumps in Retrofit projects)
15:05 - 15:30 Coffee break  
15:30 - 16:00 BE-ST's National Retrofit Centre of Excellence Caitriona Jordan (Head of Retrofit Programmes, Built Environment-Smarter Transformation)
16:00 - 16:30 Breakout Sessions  
16:30 - 17:00 Breakout sessions feedback and Q&A  
17:00 Drinks reception  

Patrick Harvie MSP announced as keynote speaker

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