Tag: social housing

Second wave of SHDF launches

Wave 2.1 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) has been launched. Application submission details will be available some time in October, according to BEIS. The funding will support upgrading social housing stock that. is currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C up to that standard. Wave 2.1 of the competition will allocate up to […]

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Orbit appoints energy lead

Orbit has appointed an energy and environment lead to help protect its residents from rising bills. Daniel Welch joins Orbit from Anchor where he held a role as an Energy Advisor and was responsible for providing energy and water saving advice to the housing association’s residents. Prior to Anchor, Welch had sustainability roles at EDF […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Decarbonising Social Housing

Our autumn series of digital festivals starts next week, with a three-day focus on decarbonising social housing running from 13th to 15th September. Clean and affordable heat options for social landlords – 11am, 13th September This session will look at the various low-carbon options available to heat our homes, at a time of unprecedented rises […]

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Yorkshire Housing’s energy-efficient upgrades

Yorkshire Housing is investing £1.3 million in upgrading 15 of its homes to make them more energy efficient.   E.ON has been appointed to carry out the upgrade work, which includes installing solar panels, air source heat pumps and external wall insulation – £190,000 of the £1.3 million is coming from the government’s Social Housing […]

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Wates Group launches service to tackle social housing carbon emissions

The Wates Group has launched Wates Retrofit to tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions in social housing. The launch of Wates Retrofit comes two years after Wates Living Space  – the group’s dedicated social housing maintenance business – began working with social landlords and housing associations to retrofit ageing housing stock. The service launched in response […]

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Exeter City Council’s home retrofit plans

Exeter City Council has completed a retrofit of 300 homes, with plans to eventually tackle 4,000. The council homes have received external wall insulation, high performance cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, new double glazed windows and doors, solar panels, smart meters and upgraded central heating systems. Eventually the Council aims to transform all of its […]

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British Gas and Midland Heart collaborate on decarbonisation of homes

British Gas and Midland Heart are working together to both decarbonise and improve the energy efficiency of homes. The collaboration has been created to address some specific challenges, including: tackling high levels of fuel poverty due to increasing energy bills; identifying the optimum investment in homes to increase SAP ratings; helping tenants understand the use […]

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WDH releases first ESG report

Yorkshire’s largest social housing provider, WDH, has set out its performance in improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices against the Sustainability Report Standard for Social Housing for the first time. The new report is based on a voluntary standard developed to provide a consistent and credible way for housing providers to report on their […]

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Catalyst awarded sustainable housing certification

Catalyst Housing has been awarded a ‘certified sustainable housing’ label by German-real estate consultancy Ritterwald for the second year running. Ritterwald’s accreditation process closely scrutinises more than 40 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria – which are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. In both 2020 and 2021, Catalyst achieved the highest possible […]

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Funding announced for social housing upgrades

The Government has announced funding that will see 20,000 social housing properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower receive upgrades to improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The energy-efficiency measures include fitting external wall and roof insulation, energy efficient doors and windows, heat pumps and solar panels, and […]

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UK Power Networks launches low-carbon heating trial

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has introduced Right to Heat, a low-carbon heating pilot for social housing. UKPN is working with Stonewater, Social Energy, Passiv UK, and gas distribution network SGN on the trial, which will see hybrid boilers, that use both gas and electricity, installed alongside other technologies, in 25 homes, The compact hybrid heating […]

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Legal & General and Hodge invest £5.5m into Sero Technologies

Legal & General Capital and Hodge have announced a £5.5million investment into Sero Technologies, an energy technology and services company supporting the transition to net-zero across the residential housing sector. Sero has developed digital tools and expertise to design and deliver cost-effective, low-carbon solutions for both new build and existing homes. Sero works with landlords, […]

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