Sustainable Homes and partners are delighted to announce that Robert Napier CBE, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), will be speaking at the Retrofitting 2013 conference on Wednesday 5th June.
Some of our SHIFT members have been completing really useful case studies. We thought you might find this of use.
Viridian Housing Association, a SHIFT member, joined the likes of Sainsbury’s, BT Group and Marks & Spencer, by beating off stiff competition to win the Sustainable City Award for its exceptional work on tackling climate change.
IKO PLC, UK market leader in innovative roofing and waterproofing solutions, is proud to become the latest corporate partner of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT).
A recent article in the Observer newspaper described the release of a major climate report in the US. The article, published on 27th January 2013, reports highlights of the US National Climate Assessment which was released the week before. The assessment was produced by a team of 240 scientists and was noted for its blunt wording. There is more confidence in climate change science and the report states that global warming is due primarily to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels.
In the UK over 40% of carbon dioxide emissions are proportioned to buildings. The UK government has committed to an 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050. As such, many organisations are fortifying their commitment to sustainability. However, they are not sure where to start. An independent assessment can assist.
Sustainability rankings for 38 of the most environmentally forward thinking housing providers were announced last night at a glamorous reception at the Homes conference.
Here is a summary of the London event, held on 28 September in beautiful Church House, Westminster.
This year’s Sustainable Housing Awards, the awards run by Ocean Media, were held on the 19th October in the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. In these times of austerity and funding cuts, the Awards celebrated those social housing providers, consultants and contractors who have continued to focus in on sustainability, and have delivered low-energy projects that will benefit their residents.
ROCKWOOL®, the world’s leading provider of stone wool insulation, is proud to become the latest corporate partner of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT).
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