Research seminars: Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency

Research is well underway on Future of London’s latest project, Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency. Sponsored by EDF Energy, this research programme considers the main challenges to engaging London’s PRS landlords in energy efficiency, and highlights ways that boroughs can improve private rented sector housing in their communities.

As part of this programme, Future of London is convening two seminars to inform this research. The research seminars will provide pan-London policy updates, as well as being an opportunity to share experiences of delivering domestic retrofit in PRS properties across the capital.

The purpose of the seminars is to gather views from GLA, boroughs, landlords and third sector organisations on the challenges of engaging PRS landlords in energy efficiency. Both seminars will look at London boroughs’ role, the extent of their tools and capacity, and the cross sector support required to meet the challenge.

The first seminar will focus on marketing energy efficiency to London’s private landlords.
Date: 2nd October 2014
Time: 8.30AM-10.30AM
Venue: Hosted at the offices of Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES (map)

  • Confirmed speakers include: Robert Spender, Programme Manager, GLA; and Peter Feehan, Partner, and Becca Aspinwall, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

The second seminar will focus on tracking London’s ‘invisible’ landlords.
Date: 23rd October 2014
Time: 8.30AM-10.30AM
Venue: Hosted at the offices of Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES (map)

  • Confirmed speakers include: Alison Oliver, PRS Policy, DECC and Rhona Brown, Senior Policy Officer, GLA

These seminars are free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. To register your interest, please email events@futureoflondon.org.uk. If you have secured a spot, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved in the research programme, please get in touch with Jo Wilson.