Tag: social housing

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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The government must lead the way if social housing decarbonisation is to be achieved

Dave Woodward, National Account Director of Social Housing and Facilities Management at Wolseley, sat down with elemental to discuss the decarbonisation of social homes across the UK. While social housing providers recognise the need to decarbonise when specifying HVAC systems, there can be uncertainty around exactly which products provide the most appropriate solution. “Most manufacturers […]

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How new technology can help social landlords save energy

Smart technology can make a big difference in social housing – both for residents and landlords – but deploying it can be complex, says James O’Malley.  Energy prices have never been entirely predictable, but over the last year, faced with inflation and the severing of connections with Russia, all of us have felt what that […]

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Esh Construction unveils social housing retrofit division

Esh Construction has launched a retrofit solutions division to specialise in delivering essential works to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes. The new division will be overseen by Head of Retrofit Solutions, Lisa Stafford, who will build on 27 years’ experience in the construction industry. Lisa said: The development of our specialist retrofit division […]

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Insulating social homes would save residents more than £700m a year

Social housing residents would have their heating bills reduced by 42%, saving over £700m, if their homes were insulated and draught proofed, according to a new research by the National Housing Federation (NHF). The report demonstrates the significant long term benefits of retrofitting inefficient homes for people on low incomes. These are homes whose Energy […]

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Sustainable social housing: how energy storage keeps the power on

Carlton Cummins, CTO and co-founder of Aceleron, explains how social housing providers can benefit from an energy storage system that taps into the principles of the circular economy. According to research commissioned by the National Housing Federation (NHF), in England alone, there are about 1.6 million households in need of social renting. The Housing, Communities […]

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Yorkshire Housing secures £77million funding from NatWest for energy-efficient homes

Yorkshire Housing has secured a £77million deal with NatWest to develop energy-efficient affordable homes and also to ramp up its housing retrofit work. This funding will allows Yorkshire Homes to continue to work towards its ambition to be one of the UK’s first housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems in […]

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Facing unprecedented challenges

It’s a challenging time for the elemental audience, for social landlords trying to keep fuel bills down for their residents and the building owners grappling with their own energy use, alongside all the usual work carried out to heat and power their buildings while cutting carbon and meeting efficiency goals. And we’re supporting our audience […]

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