Energy required to heat, power and operate commercial buildings accounts for nearly a quarter of the built environment’s carbon footprint in the UK. Significant improvements in energy efficiency must be accelerated across all sectors. Given the scale of energy efficiency improvements required to secure a net zero built environment, and the financial value it can unlock for asset owners, UKGBC and partners are working on a new project to deepen understanding of the carbon and cost effectiveness of different retrofit measures for commercial assets.

In addition to this, UKGBC’s Solutions & Innovation workstream seeks to identify and share solutions to common sustainability challenges in the built environment. This has led to the formation of UKGBC’s Solutions Library and our ever-expanding community of innovative start-up members.

This cross-team webinar will showcase some of the innovative tools available to support built environment practitioners in strategically retrofitting their commercial buildings stock. A list of these tools and speakers will be released nearer the time.

Why attend?

  • Understand some of the commercial retrofit tools available
  • Have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions directly to solution providers
  • Learn about commercial retrofit and some of the considerations required

UKGBC Speakers and Facilitators:

  • Emily-Rose Garnett, Solutions & Innovation Advisor, UKGBC
  • Anna Hollyman, Senior Advisor, UKGBC


  • Vikesh Sachdeva, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder, Perse Technology
  • Matthew Hart, Co-Founder & CEO at Carbonshift
  • Josephine Bromley, COO & Co-Founder, Mortar IO
  • Justin Kim, VP of Growth, QEA Tech
  • Stephen Lorimer, Co-founder, Building Atlas; Lead external expert, Building Decarbonisation Thematic Programme, Urban Agenda of the European Union
  • Puja Balachander, Co-Founder & CEO, UpGreen
  • Tom Somers, Director – UK&I, Skenario Labs

Who should attend?

Built environment professionals looking to understand tools available for supporting with commercial retrofit. You do not need to be an expert in this area to attend.

Event details

Who is this event for?

Interest in climate change mitigation

An event to discover how the built environment can accelerate net zero, and discuss where we are on our journey.

Interested in building new connections across the industry

Meet others from across the built environment, make connections and share knowledge.