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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
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“Black mould”? Someone else’s fault

October 19, 2016 | Emma Jones
New research to help landlords and residents understand causes and solutions to condensation issues. The problem Damp, mould and condensation… Read more
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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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Your chance to shape leading research for the housing sector this winter!

June 9, 2016 | Begum Bidik Nash
Sustainable Homes carries out research into the areas that are of most value to the housing sector. Over the last few years, we have looked into the impact of feedback on residents’ energy use, the performance gap in existing homes and new builds, and the link between rent arrears and improved energy efficiency. We received great feedback and gained involvement from government, landlords and the supply chain.  Now is your chance to provide input on our next research proposals and submit your own idea for Sustainable Homes to take forward.
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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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What do we know about how people think of energy?

December 7, 2015 | Daniel Navarro
In the first eight months of 2015, Sustainable Homes carried out meter readings on over 500 homes across the country as part of the National Energy Study 2 to find out more about energy use in the home, and to answer some of the questions raised during the first National Energy Study. This series of blogs looks at the key findings and some of the issues raised.

NES2 – Lord Deben: Important to understand motivations behind energy use

November 30, 2015 | Daniel Navarro
In the first eight months of 2015, Sustainable Homes carried out meter readings on over 500 homes across the country as part of the National Energy Study 2 to find out more about energy use in the home, and to answer some of the questions raised during the first National Energy Study. This series of blogs looks at the key findings and some of the issues raised.
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Efficiency of ‘combi’ boilers ‘overplayed’, study finds

November 19, 2015 | Daniel Navarro
Potential savings often outweighed by in-use factors Cylinder tanks may be a better bet for many A major new study assessing energy use in the home has found that combination boilers, which provide hot water ‘on demand’, may not be producing the energy savings expected.
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If Volkswagen did homes…?

October 23, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
In April, Which? magazine splashed with a report that many people who drive a new car may have long suspected – the mpg given in the handbook does not quite fit with the number of times they were having to fill up. And three weeks ago the Volkswagen Group dropped its bombshell – test results for levels of dangerous nitrous oxides cars emitted by its vehicles had, in effect, been fabricated.
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National 6 month study on energy performance – findings from 6,000 meter readings

October 21, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
Sustainable Homes has completed the data gathering for its National Energy Study 2, which is looking at the performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in homes, as well as some of the motivators that affect changing energy-use behaviour. Over six thousand meter readings were undertaken.
 
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