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A real energy shake up?

August 3, 2016 | Bevan Jones
It feels like a long time since the Competitions and Market’s Authority (CMA) undertook its investigation into competition in the energy sector – two years in fact.
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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.
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Quantifying the effects of climate change on wellbeing

July 26, 2016 | Richard Lupo
Perhaps one of the most important environmental impacts at the moment is that of carbon emissions. Would it be a good idea to be able to quantify how many people are affected per tonne of carbon emitted? Yes it would, because this can then be used in wellbeing accounting and then managed accordingly.
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New research finds nearly half of UK couples argue over the heating

May 25, 2016 | Arianna Sdei
  The weather is getting warmer, but that doesn’t mean we’re all switching our heating off just yet. The inevitable heating debates continue. Nearly half of couples argue over whether or not to touch the thermostat, according to a survey commissioned by heating and air conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes.
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Free damp and mould action plan for landlords

April 7, 2016 | Arianna Sdei
Excess humidity, damp and mould growth is present in almost half of UK homes, with severe cases affecting over 598,000 properties.  A significant majority of these belong to social housing providers for whom this is a long standing problem, and the costs are substantial.[1]
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Free heat meter surveys for social landlords

April 5, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
At Sustainable Homes we know that the recent heat metering regulations have concentrated effort on installing meters in heat networks.  This is good for residents, because they get charged only for what they use as opposed to a flat rate regardless of what they use.  It’s also good for the environment because, when heat meters are installed the heat usage is generally more efficient and so results in fewer carbon emissions.
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Saving money tips for landlords that also help residents

February 12, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
Sustainable Homes is always looking out for opportunities for landlords to save money and improve environmental performance. In this article we look at some of things that can be done with prepayment meters.
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Sustainable housing in New Zealand – challenges and progress

January 21, 2016 | Daniel Navarro
We are striving to improve the quality of the UK’s homes and reduce fuel poverty.  It is often useful to consider the state of housing in other countries and the policy leavers being used to generate change. 
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Draughts in homes – a big hidden issue

December 21, 2015 | Arianna Sdei
These findings came out of a national eight month study in over 500 homes.  Sustainable Homes, who managed the study, assessed homes and behaviours of people living in their homes throughout England.  Thirteen leading housing associations provided homes for the study. 
 
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