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Twilight Talks: Empty Homes to Cosy Homes - Shared screen with speaker view
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
18:06
Welcome! Here’s the programme for this evening: 4.45pm – Log in and test together (15 mins)5.00pm – Start with Green Register intro (5 mins)5.05pm – David talk (using PPT) – Part 1 (25 mins)5.30pm – Chris talk (no PPT needed) (15 mins)5.45pm – David talk (using PPT) – Part 2 (10 mins)5.55pm – Polls and Group Discussion/Q&A (2 poll questions and follow on question 3)6.20pm – Tessa shares re: Gingerbread House challenge6.30pm – Event finish
Bob Edden
35:46
Interesting scheme, …more than just itself, multi purposing ambitions.
TessaKelly
39:05
Here are some links about the initial piece of research
TessaKelly
39:07
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/empty-council-properties-add-up-to-19-500-homes-hn9mxjfd9
TessaKelly
39:37
https://www.propertyfundsworld.com/2021/06/04/301382/vacant-commercial-premises-could-provide-200000-homes-vulnerable-says-habitat
TessaKelly
40:14
https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/blog/2021/05/repurposing-empty-spaces-research/
Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
40:17
Thank you Tessa
TessaKelly
40:47
and here is some more information around the Coalition we are forming- please do reach out to Lisa Campbell Price who is our Coalition and Campaigns Manager
TessaKelly
41:20
https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/partners/the-coalition/
TessaKelly
41:46
lprice@habitatforhumanity.org.uk
Andrew Mitchell
42:27
Hi David, impressed with your interest in the high street, have you looked into the '15min city'? it is a very helpful vision shaper
les
46:05
A cost benefit analysis would be helpful, how much per bedroom is a viable cost?
David Clare
48:21
Thanks Andrew - is that similar to the '20-minute neighbourhood'? I have heard of it but not engaged yet. Keen to though as it seems very relevant to how we are looking to knit our projects in to the wider local high street agenda.
David Clare
50:44
Les, our refurb costs are roughly £40-£60k per bedroom, depending on the level of degradation of the property. We need roughly £20-£30k per bedroom of grant to make this an affordable rent and sustainable model. We are currently raising that grant through corporate supporters.
David Clare
51:03
It is an expensive endeavour!
les
53:30
No argument over cost which appears realistic but at this cost perhaps build new to provide the most environmental sustainable housing.
Eadaoin
53:41
Hi Christopher, where are your stats from please? Are there stats on housing poverty by tenure?
Christopher Kerr
01:06:40
Hi Eadaoin - thank you for your question. These stats are from various sources including Shelter, ONS, HCA. There are stats based on Tenure - I recommend Shelter as a starting point for gathering that data. Best wishes, Chris
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
01:17:55
The third question: What might you be able to do to help create a more sustainable and just society, using the retrofit (or other) skills you have?
Anna Carton
01:19:44
Qu 3 - intervene at design stage. Advise clients and designers how to maximise savings
Aaron Anstey - Anstey Energy
01:20:29
Qu 3. Crowd funding to support community projects
Vicki Odili
01:20:47
Qu. 3. Consider the urban planning issues of the property location, especially adjacent to High streets
caroline -care
01:23:50
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Henk Wieringa - Hives Architects LLP
01:25:26
difficulty for us is often to be able to explain what best ‘bang for buck’ is.. we’re trying to get a better understanding of costs of improvements on retrofit, as it is so often about capital outlay, sadly
Laura Millbourn
01:26:03
Lobby the government to have joined up thinking about retrofitting older properties that should have a fabric first approach rather than EPC driven renewables which tick the right box for votes. Throwing money at renewing boilers with air source heat pumps is not the solution.
Andrew Mitchell
01:27:05
Q3. advise on effective 'fabric first' measures that are appropriate for building type. also embodied carbon within material choice
caroline -care
01:28:09
from my own experiences both in asia and now in the UK is the stake holder's participation presented holistically from the beginning budgeting affordability the obvious low fruit insulation etc. is a win win to get local councils and the stakeholders see the project as a reality
alan piper - brixton
01:28:20
If you can in principle retain most of existing buildings, then you are already re-using most of the embodied carbon in the original structure.
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
01:29:07
From Bob Edden: Intervene at strategic planning points, core strategies etc are often so rooted in a recent past because they take so long to come to publication.So be more ambitious, and don’t feel guilt for falling a little short.
Brandon Radley
01:32:13
Many homes in my area long term unoccupied, 20-30 years, so incentives to bring them back into use, and planned and systematic investigations why they are, not punishment. often long term vacant for silly reasons
Christopher Kerr
01:39:13
Thanks for your comment Bob. I completely agree.
davidadamson
01:39:51
With insulating homes at 97% why not does David consider producing a householders guide to carrying out external insulation projects as this has impacts on aesthetics, interstitial insulation etc that non-experts don’t consider?
Henk Wieringa - Hives Architects LLP
01:40:17
thank you all presenters!
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
01:42:41
Thank you all for joining us this evening and to our speakers for bringing such a thought-provoking issue to the fore. This is the final TGR event of 2021, but we’ll be in January - we very much hope to see you at an event early in 2022 https://www.greenregister.org.uk/events
David Clare
01:42:44
Great idea David A - we would be very happy to collaborate on something, and in fact our toolkit may well be a starting point for that.
Wycombe Labour
01:44:33
Thank you to you all for a very interesting and useful evening
David Clare
01:44:43
Absolutely agree Bob - thing big and don't succumb to guilt! We can make a real difference and need to keep hope alive together towards individual and collective visions for change and development.
David Clare
01:46:37
Alan, that is our thinking too...I love working with existing buildings. Creative solutions are needed and there is history and context to these projects.
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
01:46:57
Hoping this is the right link! https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/the-gingerbread-house-challenge-2021/
Anna Fulop
01:47:25
Thank you very much everyone.
Anna Carton
01:47:36
Thanks everyone. Great event!
Nabeela
01:47:50
Thank you so much TGR and HFH.
Peter Stanton
01:48:23
2001
Andrew Mitchell
01:48:26
2000
Anna Carton
01:48:27
99
Jane
01:48:27
2003
Laura Millbourn
01:48:46
thank you very much. very interesting. love the concept of Habitat for Humanity - very admirable. Happy Christmas.
Charlotte Surrey - The Green Register
01:48:47
Thanks for joining and we wish you a happy festive break! 🎄
TessaKelly
01:48:54
Andrew we look forward to seeing your submission to the competition!
Cath Teagle-Davies
01:49:05
thanks all!
Peter Stanton
01:49:07
thankyou
Kristina Simk
01:49:14
Thank you
Jane
01:49:14
thank you
caroline -care
01:49:19
Thank-you everyone Best wishes for 2022 Be well
Andrew Mitchell
01:49:26
Thank you very much. very informative