North East England Learning Hub 

In the North East, Ashden is helping local authorities work together to drive down carbon emissions and fuel bills through home upgrades.

Councils are under pressure to make homes more energy efficient but have limited resources and sometimes lack the skills and expertise to create change. We don’t have time for councils to learn in isolation or act alone.

That’s why we set up a retrofit learning hub in the North East, identifying successful initiatives and showing how to implement locally. Topics covered include retrofit strategy and procurement, resident engagement, skills and jobs, and enabling technologies

Recent webinars have tackled:

Resident engagement on retrofit
with speakers from Newcastle City Council
Watch webinar
Acquiring and engaging self-funded retrofit customers
speaker from Furbnow
Watch webinar
Engaging social housing tenants on retrofit
with a speaker from London Southbank University
Watch webinar
Financing climate action
including an in-depth look at ethical investment platform Abundance's community municipal bonds.
Meet Abundance
Active travel
with case studies from innovators Sustrans and e-cargobikes.
Meet e-cargobikes
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If you are based in the region and are interested in taking part, contact

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