2017 Maine Fall Forum: The goal of this forum is to reconsider possibilities in retrofits. Maine’s 600,000 existing units desperately need attention as we transition away from fossil fuels and anticipate extreme weather events. Innovation: what’s missing in the demand and the solutions now offered? What messaging needs to be done? Is new technology being met with appropriate funding? Are new systems fully understood? Cost impacts demand; what can we do to reduce costs?
The Evening Panel Discussion will grapple with these questions. Moderator, Sonia Barrantes, will help shape the conversation and with luck, we will have greater insight and potential steps forward to meet one of the greatest challenges Maine is currently facing: providing adequate and appropriate housing to our population.
The Forum will feature speakers who have already jumped into district retrofits. Learning from their experiences, what can we take away to inspire, fund and tackle retrofits in our major cities and our rural communities?