Cambridge 2030 - Meeting the zero carbon homes challenge
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An evening of celebration, conversation and inspiration to mark the 10th anniversary of Open Eco Homes.

This is a special one-off event to celebrate 10 years of Open Eco Homes and chart a course to a zero-carbon future, bringing together some of the brightest minds working in low-energy housing today. Engineers, architects, planners, developers, policy makers and a special category of particle physicist retro-fitters, all working to create a zero-carbon future for Cambridge. Book your ticket now, help tackle the climate crisis and be a part of imagining our zero-carbon future. The event will include a Q and A with the panel.

Key note speaker Baroness Brown of Cambridge Julia King will be joined by a panel of housing experts including:

  • Architect Meredith Bowles (Mole Architects)
  • Greater Cambridge Senior Sustainability Officer Emma Davies
  • Open Eco Homes host, retrofitter and particle physicist Bart Hommels
  • Executive Chair and Founder of community focussed developer Igloo Chris Brown

The Climate Emergency

In February 2019 Cambridge City Council became one of the first local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency, calling for the creation of a zero-carbon city and country by 2030.

The declaration laid down a challenge for government, business and regulators that gives Cambridge the opportunity to become a global influencer. To lead the way and show how a city of historic buildings and modern aspirations can create the zero carbon homes it needs to meet the challenge of our climate emergency.

But how do we get there? Is it possible for all our homes in Cambridge to be zero-carbon? If not, what is possible and what do we need to do to make it happen?

Our tenth anniversary celebration gives us the opportunity to offer an open invitation for a city-wide conversation between people who wish to change the housing landscape. To create the zero-carbon homes we need to meet the challenge of our climate emergency and become the influencer city we should be.

Drawing from our experience as house-builders, architects, renovators, planners, policy makers, engineers, campaigners, environmentalists, advocates and homeowners, what can we do to help everyone move forward? Through this one-off event let’s spark some creative fires and lasting partnerships that will really help us to get to where we need to be.


Further Information

10 September

Doors open 6:40pm. Main event 7:00 – 9:00pm. Drinks and networking 9:00 – 9:40pm.

£5 ticket (price includes refreshments).

Booking essential.