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A growing population, more homes, less water?

April 25, 2017 | Guest Author
In this guest post Alice Hill, Water Efficiency Project Coordinator at Thames Water discusses how housing providers can increase water… Read more

Housing White Paper: open consultation

March 29, 2017 | Bevan Jones
The Housing White Paper, Fixing our Broken Housing Market was released on 7 February. The Government has done a good… Read more

More must be done to end fuel poverty

February 13, 2017 | Sarah Daly
The equivalent of the population of Glastonbury will die this winter from being in fuel poverty. Currently 2.38 million families… Read more

Builders Book and roasting residents

November 8, 2016 | Guest Author
“So,” I hear you ask, “what is the connection between the Builders Book and roasting residents?” Well, if you’re asking…….. Read more

A brave new world for housing

October 20, 2016 | Bevan Jones
Last week in Manchester proved to be a Brave New World all round. It was my first conference  as Managing… Read more

Plan to act with the new Planning Act

September 12, 2016 | Richard Lupo
It seems that not all authorities are aware of, or prepared for, some of their new responsibilities under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. The blink and you’ll miss it clause relating to energy efficiency and sustainability has been missed by many and understood by a few. Here is an extract of the actual wording taken from section 210 under Part 8 “Public Authority Land”.

Accredited retrofit training course dates announced

August 11, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
We all know we need to get retrofitting millions of homes.  Do we have the skills?  Recent government reports suggest that skills need to improve if we are to leave well ventilated, warm, healthy  homes.

Complete district heating survey for a chance to win a £50 M&S voucher

July 27, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
Making up only 2% of the UK’s heating demand, district and communal heating has the potential for great expansion, bringing with it a whole host of benefits. The government is promoting its expansion and development, and social landlords are in a key position to help with this growth.

Welsh Government in world first – Greening the dragon

June 14, 2016 | Arianna Sdei
The Welsh Wellbeing for Future Generation Act received royal assent in April 2015. The Act is an innovative piece of legislation that has the potential to lead the country, and the world, towards a sustainable future. The Act responds to issues of climate change, poverty, health, inequality and jobs and growth. It legislates on working differently and working together.

SunConcept joins SHIFT sustainability benchmarking group

May 13, 2016 | Arianna Sdei
SunConcept, the leading installer and maintainer of solar PV, has joined the SHIFT, the national benchmarking group.  Recent changes to the Feed in Tariff have presented a challenge to the industry as well as social landlords, SunConcept use the latest CAD and solar modelling software to ensure energy generation and income are maximised and the numbers stack up – as well as providing free electricity for residents and cutting emissions.

Zero carbon homes policy lives on – what will Mayoral candidates do for housing standards

April 27, 2016 | Arianna Sdei
It is only a week before Londoners head to the polls to choose a successor to the incumbent Boris Johnson, stepping down from an office which enjoys considerable powers over housing, planning and energy. Each candidate has a different idea on how to resolve the shortage – but all have promised to build 200,000 homes by 2020 or 50,000 every year.
 
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