Join UKGBC and MCS Foundation for our Local Authority Retrofit Forum (LARF) LIVE! 

Local Authority Retrofit Forum LIVE aims to bring together local government officers and civil servants working in retrofit during Retrofit Action Week (May 11-19) as we explore the latest developments in retrofit initiatives, facilitate discussions, and provide a platform for networking and knowledge sharing.   

We will kick off the day with coffee and networking, enabling you to meet fellow Local Authority officers facing similar challenges on retrofit.  


We will then be joined by special guests who will present key topics and answer your questions. Topics include:


Support for local authorities delivering retrofit 


  • Alastair Mumford, Programme Director, MCS Foundation 
  • Jo Wheeler, Senior Manager, Local Policy and Retrofit, UKGBC  
  • Sara Edmonds, Co-director, National Retrofit Hub 

Explore innovative approaches and best practice in facilitating retrofit projects within local authorities. Hear valuable insights from research carried out by UKGBC and MCS Foundation on Retrofit Facilitation Providers, and key findings from the National Retrofit Hub working groups.


Retrofit finance 


  • Emma Harvey, Chief of Staff, Green Finance Institute 
  • Justin Olsunde, Funding & Investment Manager, South West Net Zero Hub 
  • Rufus Grantham, Partner, Living Places 

Gain valuable insights into financing models and strategies for successful retrofit projects covering Property-Linked Finance, regional investment funds and place-based funding models. 


General Election Year  


  • David Adams, Senior Net Zero Consultant, UKGBC 

UKGBC will discuss why this year is so crucial for retrofit policy, the campaigning plans we have for the run up to the Election, and how you can get involved.  

We will round off the morning with lunch while continuing conversations with fellow officers, speakers, and experts.



Secure your spot now and be part of this transformative event! Limited seats available. Reserve your spot on our Eventbrite Page.  

Please note this event is for local government officers and civil servants only.



This event is located in Birmingham. If you require financial assistance in order to travel to this event, please email and with the subject line “Bursary for LARF” and we may be able to offer compensation.


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