GREEN OPEN HOMES 2023

How can you find a good green contractor?  Find out on Tuesday!

Expert talks (in person)
Tuesday 7th November 7.30pm
Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N01 1PP

Choosing the right contractors for your home retrofit
Dermot Barnes, Head of Sustainability, City University
and
Ecofurb – The Low Carbon Home Service
Ian Preston, Retrofit Coordinator, Ecofurb

Choosing the right contractors for your retrofit.

If you’ve visited a Green Open Home over the last few weeks and met one of our hosts, you may feel inspired to follow suit – but aren’t sure where to start, or how to find expert advice and reliable contractors.  This event will help you take the first steps.  

– Dermot will advise on professional accreditations and how to find the right installer.  
– Ian will explain how to get started on your retrofit journey, including Ecofurb’s retrofit service and contact with vetted installers.

Book your free place here – this event will also be livestreamed.

About our speakers:

Dermot Barnes is Head of Sustainability at City, University of London, where he leads on decarbonisation and broader sustainability initiatives.  He ran a design and build contracting company delivering over 600 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and worked in consultancy and the public sector designing and delivering net zero solutions. 

He holds an MSc in Sustainable Resources, Economy Policy and Transitions from UCL Bartlett and is a BREEAM and PAS 2035 qualified Retrofit Assessor.

Ian Preston is a retrofit coordinator working on the Ecofurb scheme across Greater London who also helps train our teams of retrofit coordinators.

His qualifications include an MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Certified Passivhaus Designer, several BREEAM domestic and non-domestic schemes, and Domestic Energy Assessor.

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