Tag: social housing

Your questions answered – high temperature heat pumps

We’re hosting a live Q&A at InstallerSHOW, moderated by architect George Clarke, on the subject of high temperature heat pumps.

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Integrated Solutions at City Plumbing awarded Selwood Housing contract

Integrated Solutions at City Plumbing will be supplying plumbing and heating materials to Selwood Housing. The contract is worth over £2m per annum and was awarded via Fusion21 – Integrated Solutions was chosen for its approach to stock management and availability, ensuring the housing provider can provide a fast, first-time fix for its residents. The […]

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The communication issues around retrofit – and why social landlords must get it right

Communication with residents remains a crucial issue for successful retrofit projects, says Mark Sanderson.

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RICS’ Residential Retrofit Standard – what are the implications for housing associations?

In March, the RICS unveiled a new standard for residential retrofit work. Here, Watts’ Simon Walker outlines what this means for social landlords. The new standard marks a significant milestone in the drive towards more sustainable and energy-efficient housing – potentially providing a key tool for housing associations to ensure the right outcomes from retrofit […]

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Keeping tenants and building users warm: sizing heat pumps correctly

Andy Smith, National Sales Manager at Grant UK, on the importance of specifying the correct size heat pump. The cornerstone of a successful heat pump installation is selecting the correct heat pump size. The output of a heat pump, measured in kilowatts (kW), denotes how much energy it can contribute to a heating system. If […]

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Largest Passivhaus affordable housing scheme in the North West completes

Greenhaus – the largest Passivhaus Classic certified development in the North West – has completed, bringing 96 affordable homes to Chapel Street in Salford.

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“It heats up the house so quickly – the cold spots have completely gone.”

elemental contributor Peter Apps visited Clwyd Alyn housing association to find out the innovative way it is tackling energy efficiency in some of its homes.

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Rising temperatures aren’t going away – we need action on cooling retrofit now

In her new bi-monthly column for elemental, Longhurst Group’s Head of Environment and Sustainability Fallon Warren calls for urgent action on overheating homes.

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Energy storage trial from EDF and Brighton & Hove City council

EDF is working on five new trials exploring how solar solutions for social housing, incentivised demand flexibility as well as using electric vehicles and heat pumps for electric storage, can help a wide range of customers across the country save cash and carbon. Over 2,000 customers will be invited to take part in the trials, […]

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AirEx included in SHED framework for social housing procurement

AirEx Technology has announced that its Floorvent product has been selected to be part of Procurement for Housing’s Social Housing Emerging Disruptors (SHED) framework.

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Five ways to increase tenant engagement in retrofit projects

Benoit Siberdt from Nesta shares its retrofit learnings from social housing providers.

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Heat pumps are getting hotter

Heat pump manufacturers are closing the temperature gap with gas boilers, says Peter Apps.

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