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Here at HQN we believe it is essential that the sector acts NOW to tackle climate change. The Climate Change Hub is part of the main Housing Quality Network, so current members already have access. As well as all of the features of the main network, the hub offers:

  • Free to attend best practice workshops and roundtable events with other housing organisations
  • Innovation days with leading technology companies
  • Networking opportunities with fellow housing professionals
  • Briefings, research, opinion, podcasts and videos.

If you would like to contribute or facilitate one of our best practice groups, please get in touch.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Climate Change Hub news feed

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022 – 9:51

Roundup: A week in climate change

It’s a job to escape burgeoning theatres of cataclysmic peril at the mo, but good old climate change continues to jostle around the Top 3 of likely dooms. Of course, unlike, say, open warfare, which one can be choosy about … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 01 Aug 2022 – 14:37

Next-gen heat pump could ‘cut energy bills and carbon emissions’

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households save on their energy bills and contribute towards net-zero emissions goals. Around the world, about 40% of … Read more

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Jon Daley | Monday, 01 Aug 2022 – 11:48

SHDF W2 Cheat Sheet!

As you may already know, the Social Housing Decarbonization Wave 2 is upon us with official documentation going out on 20th July. Please see below a link to a hard and fast rules cheat sheet for the £800m fund inclusive … Read more

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Bobbie Hough | Wednesday, 27 Jul 2022 – 16:56

Write up from smarter, safer homes event

At our recent I&T Hub event we explored the challenges of using data and implementing technology to create smarter, safer homes.    A key theme for the day was the need for accurate record keeping and data management to make sure … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 21 Jul 2022 – 13:10

8.2 million households could be in fuel poverty in October

National Energy Action is predicting that 8.2 million UK households will be in fuel poverty, if bills increase by 60%. That amounts to one in three households. Energy experts Cornwall Insight predicted that when the price cap rises in October, … Read more

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Max Salsbury | Friday, 01 Jul 2022 – 11:24

@housing2022 – Jon Daley, Asset Sustainability & Data Manager, Magenta Living

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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 – 10:06

@housing2022 – Sam Collier, Sustainability & Ethics Lead, Aico

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 9:24

@housing2022 – Georgina Patel, Decarbonisation Strategic Lead, Halton Housing

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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 6:50

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 – 11:16

@housing2022 – Colette Mckune, Group Chief Executive, ForViva

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021 – 11:00

Opinion: The role of green finance in social housing

By Shazia Bashir and Robin Penfold, TLT LLP. The UK Green Building Council recently reported that the UK’s buildings are responsible for approximately 30% of the country’s total greenhouse emissions. If the UK is to remain on track to achieve … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 19 Apr 2021 – 16:02

Opinion: The London Plan 2021

By Andrew Bickerdyke, Director, and Paul Jones, Director, Ramboll UK In 2007, the seventh and final Harry Potter book was launched, selling 2.7 million copies in the UK and 11 million worldwide in the first 24 hours, and so becoming … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 05 Jul 2022 – 16:22

‘Shocking gap in policy’ over energy efficiency in homes

A new report by the Climate Change Committee has found that “current strategy will not deliver Net Zero” and has called for radical changes. The Progress Report by the independent committee has also found major failures in delivery programmes towards the … Read more

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Mark | Sunday, 03 Jul 2022 – 19:50

Mayor demands rebate for Londoners with communal heating systems ‘missing out on energy price cap’

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on ministers to act to ensure 400,000 Londoners who live in properties on communal heat networks “don’t miss out on the benefits of the energy price cap and face ballooning energy bills”. … Read more

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Mark | Sunday, 03 Jul 2022 – 19:38

Fuel poor households having to pay ‘extra £250 a year’ due to poorly insulated homes

Three million ‘fuel poor’ households – already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government … Read more

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 – 8:01

‘Back-to-back’ council homes to get warmer

A project in Leeds is looking to make council homes warmer for over 1,000 tenants with better insulation. The Transformation Insulation to Back-to-Back (TIBB) project is part of Leeds City Council’s plans to pour £100m into the decarbonisation of its … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 – 7:56

Raven secures £300m sustainability-linked deal

Raven Housing Trust has agreed a private placement and loan facility package worth £300m. This sustainability-linked funding will be used to help Raven deliver its plan to build more than 630 homes by 2026, as well as support the organisation … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 19 May 2022 – 9:09

Social housing tenants ‘need reassurance’ on decarbonising their homes

New research has shown that social housing tenants do “not realise the impact that their homes have on climate change”. Although most tenants recognise that action is needed, few see the need to act now to limit the carbon footprint … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 18 May 2022 – 9:09

Peabody agrees new £75m sustainability and diversity-linked loan

Peabody has agreed a £75m five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with ABN AMRO Bank UK. The bilateral loan is structured so that the interest due will reduce if Peabody satisfies each of the following ESG objectives: Improvement in the environmental … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Tuesday, 17 May 2022 – 10:09

Housing’s Next Generation 2022: Top 20 announced

Back for its third year, our Housing’s Next Generation competition attracted entries from all over the sector, from housing associations and local authorities to supply chain partners and housing co-operatives. The judges looked at several criteria when shortlisting, including showing … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 13:59

Retrofit low-carbon taskforce for London’s commercial buildings

A new taskforce that will look at defining and addressing skills gaps around the construction, retrofit and maintenance of low-carbon commercial buildings in Central London boroughs has been unveiled. The City of London Corporation’s Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce … Read more

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Charlie Maunder | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022 – 13:15

Housing provider hit sustainability target 8 years in advance

An extra care and retirement living provider has achieved a major milestone as all of its properties have reached energy performance certificate C status eight years ahead of the government’s target. Housing 21, which manages over 20,000 properties across the … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 21 Mar 2022 – 11:00

Housing partnership launches first joint sustainability project

Three Hertfordshire-based housing associations have launched their first joint sustainability initiative to boost their homes’ energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. B3Living, settle and Watford Community Housing’s ‘Greener Herts’ partnership has started surveying the providers’ 20,000 homes to find … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 21 Mar 2022 – 10:00

Social landlord awarded ‘Gold’ sustainability accreditation

Social landlord Stonewater has achieved a ‘Gold’ accreditation in its recent Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT) assessment. The sustainability standard reviews housing providers on 21 environmental areas, including carbon emissions, energy use and biodiversity, to provide a comprehensive overview … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022 – 10:00

Tailor low-carbon measures to local needs, study

‘Place-based’ carbon reduction measures led by UK cities and towns would produce far better environmental, economic and social results, at lower cost, than a national ‘one size fits all’ approach, a new report has revealed. PwC’s report – Accelerating Net Zero … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022 – 9:00

‘Deep retrofit’ for hundreds of West Midlands homes

An additional 300 homes across Coventry and Solihull are to be retrofitted with super-efficient insulation and low-carbon heating technology. The move is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) plans to tackle climate change. Homes in Elmdon, Solihull, and … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 07 Mar 2022 – 8:00

Majority think we’re in a large climate emergency, HA finds

A housing association’s research has revealed that 71% of UK adults think the world is facing a large climate emergency. Delivered by YouGov, Abri’s survey also found that 37% of UK adults feel ‘powerless’ about climate change, while 32% are … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022 – 14:00

Mayor and London Councils hold Summit to set out plan to insulate the capital’s homes

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils, have brought together business leaders and Londoners to discuss the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, reduce bills and tackle fuel poverty. The Confederation … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 21 Feb 2022 – 8:00

Government allocates £67m from Home Upgrade Grant scheme

The government has announced a £67m package to “upgrade insulation in homes and install low-cost clean heating”. The funding forms part of the government’s Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) scheme and will be allocated to local authorities across England to improve up … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Friday, 18 Feb 2022 – 8:00

Scottish businesses to ‘support councils and housing associations in achieving Net Zero’

Thirty seven Scottish businesses have secured a place on a national energy efficiency contract that will support Scotland’s councils and housing associations in achieving Net Zero. Scotland Excel’s energy efficiency contractors framework has gone live to “help councils and housing … Read more

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