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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
damp, mould, condensation, research

Breaking the mould

April 20, 2017 | Bill Wright
Damp and mould is a perennial British problem. Landlords are increasingly trying to find ways to deal with issues of… Read more

A small win for energy efficiency: tenants can now request improvements

May 3, 2016 | Daniel Navarro
The 1st of April was a small step forward for energy efficiency: tenants in private rented accommodation now have the right to request energy efficiency improvements according to the Private Rented Sector Tenants’ Energy Efficiency Improvements Provisions.

Five key events to power up your sustainability campaign this year

March 15, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
SHIFT landlords often ask us about how they can better engage staff and residents on sustainability issues. Planning your internal or resident engagement around worldwide movements is a great way to create a buzz and gain interest. Utilise these events to encourage your colleagues and residents to take action and increase buy-in into your organisation’s sustainability agenda.

Wigan and Leigh Homes’ residents pleased with retrofit improvements

November 23, 2015 | Daniel Navarro
Wigan and Leigh Homes (WALH) undertook a CROHM assessment as part of a wider asset management plan agreed with Wigan Council. This analysis determined the best retrofitting alternatives for their 21,000 homes stock. We present in this blog piece an interview with two residents who were benefited with improvements in their homes.

Top tips for impressing colleagues

August 27, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
It is the end of August, you may have been on holiday.  When you come back you want to make an impact.  You want to look dynamic, decisive and intelligent. We’ve gathered up some top insight on how you can make that massive impact in those August and September meetings.  What do you think? 

Lead the way on net wellbeing accounting

August 10, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
In 2010 the Prime Minister said it was important to “start measuring our progress as a country, not just by how our economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving; not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life”. Richard Lupo, our Senior Sustainability Consultant (pictured) is carrying out research into a new method of net wellbeing accounting and is looking for volunteer case studies. 

Lead the way on net wellbeing accounting

August 10, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
In 2010 the Prime Minister said it was important to “start measuring our progress as a country, not just by how our economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving; not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life”. Richard Lupo, our Senior Sustainability Consultant (pictured) is carrying out research into a new method of net wellbeing accounting and is looking for volunteer case studies. 
 
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