Embodied Carbon: To Rebuild or To Retrofit?

Date:    Time: 12:30 - 16:30   Location:


The RNLI have been conducting a trial at two almost identical lifeboat stations in the UK. Their aim has to been to find out whether retrofitting these buildings is the most efficient and economical way of keeping down the amount of carbon involved in this legacy stock – taking into account the embodied carbon of the building. Or would rebuilding the entire lifeboat station to a more energy efficient standard be the better carbon solution?

The RNLI will be presenting their results in an effort to shed some light on this question. There will also be presentations from experienced architect and proponent of retrofitting, Harry Paticas, and Ealing Council, talking about their recent retrofitting project on 20 maisonettes across one street in Ealing.

This event is run in partnership with the Fit for the Future Network.


12.30: Lunch and networking

1.15: Introductions

1.30: Case studies from RNLI, Harry Paticas and Ealing Council

3.00: Tea and coffee

3.15: Facilitated discussion introduced by Simon Corbey, Associate Director, ASBP

Discussion led by Jon Bootland, Director, Sustainable Development Foundation

4.15: Final questions and feedback

4.30: Close


This event is free for member organisations of Fit for the Future Network and ASBP. Colleagues within member organisations who have not previously been to a Network event are welcome.

The event is free to attend but there is a fee of £60 for those that cancel within 10 days of the event or do not show up on the day.

Register for your place here.

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