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UKERC Workshop - Empowering Female Consumers to Adopt Low-carbon Technologies

The Centre for Sustainable Technologies on the 15th of November is holding a workshop on “Pathways to Low Carbon Residential Buildings: the consumers’ role” as part of a UK Energy Research Council Project “Empowering female consumers to adopt low-carbon technologies”, developed by Ulster University in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.


9am to 9:30amArrival, registration and coffee
9:30am to 9.50am

Welcome and introduction

Dr. Caterina Brandoni, Lecturer in Energy, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, UU

9:50am to 10:10am

Carbon Emissions Reduction in NIHE homes

Mr Andy Frew, Technical Innovation Manager, NI Housing Executive

10:10am to 10:30am

Can the transition to low carbon buildings help to address energy poverty in NI?

Ms Pat Austin, Director National Energy Action

10:30am to 11:10am

Low carbon building solutions: retrofitting innovative solutions

Mr Chris Wilson, PhD Researcher, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, UU

Mr Khoa Le, PhD Researcher, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, UU

11:10am to 11:30am

The Utility Regulator’s Consumer Protection Strategy and the NISEP

Mrs Sarah Brady, Head of Consumer Protection and Environmental Programmes

11:30am to 11:50amCoffee Break
11:50am to 12pm

The women perspective in the transition to low carbon buildings

Dr Ruchira Ghosh, Research Associate, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, UU

12pm to 12:20pm

Implementation of low carbon solutions in existing and new buildings

Mr Brian Rankin, Energy Manager, Choice Housing Ireland Ltd

12:20pm to 1pmChallenges and barriers to the implementation: open discussion
1pm to 2pmLunch

Please register your interest by email to Dr Ruchira Ghosh at

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BT37 0QB

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Event info

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Thursday 15 November

9am to 2pm

Centre for Sustainable Technologies

Dr Caterina Brandoni

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