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Café Retrofit

Mon 5 Jun 2023, 4-6pm

For World Environment Day the Building Centre would like to invite the public, students and friends of the Centre to visit the Retrofit 23 exhibition and engage with information and activities linked to retrofitting homes at Café Retrofit

Come with a curious mind and some questions for our retrofit experts! There will be an opportunity to explore materials and products, look at new innovations in the retrofit of buildings, and talk with Professor David Glew from the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Tom Lipinski, the founder of Q-Bot (retrofitting robots!) and staff from ARUP

We’d also like to hear from you as we explore the question, ‘Where do we start?’ This is a big question when it comes to climate-proofing our homes for the future. 


4.00pm Guided tour of the Retrofit 23 exhibition with Building Centre staff  

4.30pm Introduction to retrofitting your home by Prof David Glew 

5.00pm Live robot “Q-bot” demo - put your skills to the test as a retrofit robot operative 

5.30pm Questions and conversation 

6.00pm Close

Café Retrofit will take place in the Main Gallery and platform space at the Building Centre. 


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