Scaling Up Retrofit in Scotland: Opportunities in Non Domestic Buildings - Virtual Conference


This 2 hour Viirtual Conference will help you learn about the challenges and opportunities for the built environment industry to retrofit non-domestic buildings in Scotland to make them fit for the future.  

Zoom - Online

Date & time

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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What is this session about?

The conference will explore the need to upscale retrofitting opportunities in the public and commercial sectors in Scotland. 

  • This Supply Chain Sustainability School Virtual Conference as part of the School's Retrofit Programme, delivered by the School and sponsored by NatWest Group. 

The Conference will hear from guest speakers across a range of sectors such as public sector, tourism, arts, culture and community buildings giving their insights on why advancing retrofit is vital given that the UK Green Building Council estimates 95% of emissions from the built environment over the next 30 years could come from the buildings that exist today, citing that most of the effort to decarbonise should focus on energy efficiency retrofit of existing buildings. 

A panel of industry leading experts including NatWest Group / RBS, BE-ST, Robertsons, and Knight Property will showcase innovations and set out the key challenges for retrofitting non-domestic properties in Scotland including schools, hospitals and workplaces. 

Presentations will showcase good practise to explore innovations around non-domestic retrofit projects in Scotland. Join us to explore retrofit across a variety of non-domestic sectors from tourism and the arts to prisons this conference will tackle the considerations with sensitivity to community benefits and social value from retrofit.     


10.00-10.10: Introduction to the School and our Retrofit Programme – Holly Hansen-Maughan, Sector Manager Retrofit, Supply Chain Sustainability School

10:10-10.20: Keynote: Finance & Policy Perspective - Judith Cruickshank, Managing Director, Commercial Mid Market, Royal Bank of Scotland

10.20-10.50: Projects: Arts & Tourism Perspective - Aby Wardrup, Design Manager, Robertson - Kings Theatre & Anson MacKay, Site Manager, Robertson -  Rothesay Pavilion Project

10:50-11:00: Q&A

11:00-11:20: Project: Asset Owner Perspective -  Howard Crawshaw, Managing Director, Knight Property Group

11:20-11:50: What next: Opportunities for Involvement Perspective - Caitriona Jordan, Head of Retrofit Programmes at Built Environment, Smarter Transformation (BE-ST)

11:50-12:00: Q&A: Close 

What will I achieve?

By joining this session, you will:

  • Understand the importance and retrofit for non-domestic built environment in Scotland
  • Gain insights into how to upscale retrofit 
  • Acquire a clear understanding in how retrofit can reduce carbon emissions 
  • Hear about techniques for reducing carbon emissions in various stages of retrofitting

It will explore the opportunites facing the built environment sector as it gears up to deliver the transition needed in retrofit to deliver buildings fit for the future.  

What are the technical requirements?

You will need:

  • Internet connection
  • A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook)
  • Earphones/headphones/speakers (preferable)
  • A tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone to load facilitation tools

This session is part of the retrofit programme; the programme is delivered by the School and sponsored by NatWest Group – You can learn more about this here

Disclaimer: Any content you view or services you access are provided by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, and NatWest is not responsible for or liable for any content, including, but not limited to any advertising, products, materials, services or advice.

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Energy and Carbon
120 mins

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