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WEBINAR, 10 July | Decarbonising our homes: how?

WEBINAR, 10 July | Decarbonising our homes: how?


Wednesday 10th July, 13:00 – 14:15 BST.



Government has ambitious targets to decarbonise our homes by 2050 – but how will they be achieved? Do we have the consumer buy-in to retrofit 22 million domestic buildings? Do we have the necessary supply chain and critically, an installer base ready to retrain and upskill to fit our low carbon technologies?

This session brings together experts from across the heating industry to discuss the policy levers and regulatory frameworks required to deliver on government targets. This will include looking at consumer habits, including the manufacturer to appliance installation journey; the costs of low carbon technologies; and the servicing and certification schemes required to boost consumer confidence in net zero products.

Chair, Stewart Clements, Director, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council.


Jeff House MCIBSE MCIPR, External Affairs & Policy Director, BAXI.

With over 25 years’ experience in the Building Services sector, including consultancy, design and contracting, Jeff plays a key role within Baxi Heating responsible for policy and legislative advocacy. Jeff has a wealth of technical, commercial, and legislative knowledge relating the residential and commercial building services sector, including low and zero carbon technologies

In his current role Jeff is widely involved in setting the agenda regarding legislation and policy for the heating sector, regularly representing both Baxi Heating and the wider industry at Government and trade body meetings to offer in depth advice and analysis.

Andy Farquhar, Senior Heat Pump Product Manager, Ideal Heating.

Andy Farquhar is the senior product manager for the domestic heat pump products at Groupe Atlantic UK (Ideal Heating). With over 12 years’ experience in the UK heat pump industry, Andy and his team are responsible for managing and developing Ideal Heating’s UK and ROI heat pump product portfolio. 

Mark Wilkins, Technologies and Training Director, Vaillant Group UK.

Mark has been working in the heating industry for over forty years and has a wealth of expertise and knowledge on home heating solutions. Having held a variety of roles across many European markets, including the UK, Ireland, Germany and Turkey, Mark has worked on numerous projects developing technology for sustainable heating solutions, such as heat pumps, for residential and commercial applications.

Mark began his career as an apprentice service engineer with British Gas South Eastern and has since held roles in marketing, product management, training and external affairs. He now heads up the training and product management team at Vaillant.

Working his way up from an Apprentice Gas Engineer to Director of Training and Technology has allowed Mark to understand all levels of domestic and commercial heating from the products to the application and their wider impact on the environment.

Representative from Worcester Bosch.


See the full agenda for the three day online conference here.