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ECO3 Consultation: A turning point?

April 12, 2018 | Cecily Church
The consultation for ECO’s third phase is now out. Here’s what it could mean for housing providers. What is ECO?… Read more

New Year, New Hopes?

January 9, 2018 | Bevan Jones
As the realisation sinks in that Christmas is well and truly over and we return to work, Sustainable Homes takes… 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

Treasury propose carbon tax for charities and public bodies

October 23, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
Treasury has published a consultation on streamlining carbon reporting. Hidden in the consultation, aptly named “Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape” is a proposal for charities and public bodies to report, and potentially pay tax, for their carbon emissions.

Tackling overheating in the home – National survey

November 20, 2014 | Sustainable Homes
We know there are already cases of homes overheating in the UK and that the incidence and severity is likely to worsen as our climate changes. What we don’t know is how much of a concern overheating is within the mainstream energy efficiency and construction sectors and whether organisations are already gearing up to address this issue.

The Future’s Bright

October 9, 2014 | Sustainable Homes
InnovateUK, the UK’s innovation agency, is at the cutting edge of developing ways to undertake retrofit cost-effectively and at scale. Lead technologist Rick Holland describes its work and why, despite challenges in securing funding, the future is bright for retrofit.

Local trades should be at the forefront of making retrofit work

October 2, 2014 | Sustainable Homes
The arguments for reducing energy demand in housing are well rehearsed –   carbon emissions, energy security, living costs and the scourge of fuel poverty. The benefits are multiple, both directly and indirectly, improving housing quality, economic and environmental sustainability, and providing employment in the process.

Missing a trick? New homes should mean greener old ones

September 19, 2014 | Sustainable Homes
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes, analyses the recent government announcements on Allowable Solutions – an article which was published by Sustain magazine on 15 July 2014.

Housing association reduces energy bills by £750 per home

September 10, 2014 | Sustainable Homes
On one of our SHIFT visits to Sanctuary Housing we had the opportunity to view a recently refurbished home. It was the first home refurbished as part of Sanctuary’s forward thinking ambition to ensure that all their homes achieve carbon reduction levels that align with the UK’s commitment.
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