Tag: social housing

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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Housing Fuel Poverty Index launches

Switchee has introduced the Housing Fuel Poverty Index (HFPI), an aggregated metric identifying fuel poverty within social housing.

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SolarTile panels chosen by ADRA in North Wales

ADRA, the largest social housing provider in North Wales, has collaborated with Marley on a new build project.

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LGA calls for government funding for housing qualifications

The Local Government Association (LGA)’s latest research has found that councils could face an extra bill of £18 million to deal with new government housing standards. The government is introducing new standards for the professionalisation of the housing sector under the Social Housing (Regulation) Act, which requires senior housing management staff to complete qualifications up […]

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Orbit Group publishes net zero homes report

The latest report from Orbit Group – 2500 Days – Navigating the path to net zero carbon homes with our customers – reveals the challenge of driving the behavioural changes to achieve net zero carbon goals at a time when residents are focused on the current cost-of-living crisis. Orbit Group spoke to over 700 hundred […]

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Three reasons why social landlords should come to InstallerSHOW

elemental returns to InstallerSHOW this month, and there are THREE big reasons why social landlords should join us. There will be so much to see at the show – running 27th to 29th June at the NEC – including panel discussions, workshops, and innovative exhibitors, for those tasked with decarbonising the built environment, and we […]

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Water efficiency targets for UK housing

The UK has been busy establishing domestic water efficiency targets to prepare ourselves for climate change. Here’s a quick review from SHIFT. England The government has recently released its latest water efficiency policy paper for England [1]. Several objectives have been identified to reduce water demand, improve efficiency, and cut waste, which will save 4 billion […]

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Consultation on sustainable housing standard

Sustainability for Housing (SfH) has launched a consultation into Version 2.0 of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS). After an initial series of surveys, focus groups and interviews with housing associations and funders, the proposed draft (SRS v2.0) includes new tenant satisfaction measures (TSMs), and external frameworks and guidance. Reporting will also include […]

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Baxi’s social housing framework for decarbonisation of heat

Social housing providers are being advised to start planning a phased approach to heat decarbonisation across their building stock, in a new guide published by Baxi. Decarbonisation and Affordability of Heat – a phased approach is a free guide for social landlords, providing a framework for achieving net zero, particularly in harder-to-decarbonise social homes. Baxi’s […]

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Social housing residents urged to report poor conditions

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has launched a campaign urging social housing tenants to complain about substandard housing. The Make Things Right advertising campaign will encourage residents to make their voices heard by making a complaint to their landlord in the first instance and then escalating to the Housing Ombudsman if they are unhappy with the […]

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