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About the Climate Change Hub

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.

The hub is free to members of the Housing Quality Network. For more information, contact [email protected]

Climate Change Hub news feed

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024 – 10:21

Social landlord awards almost £150k to environmental projects

Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, has awarded £145,800 in funding to support environmental projects across the country. The Community Green Grants Programme offered grants of up to £7,500 to organisations delivering … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024 – 16:08

A week in climate change, 20 March

If you don’t like ice very much, then famously ice-haunted area the Arctic could be the place for you in a few years. For, according to researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, the polar … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024 – 11:36

Tenants ‘could save’ £400 a year as government offers £75m towards efficiency upgrades

The government claims that social housing tenants could save as much as £400 a year on their energy bills after it awarded £75 million from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund towards free upgrades to tenants’ … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024 – 9:57

London residents to benefit from decarbonisation funding

Residents in some of a London borough’s least energy-efficient properties are set to benefit after the council secured £1.7m in grant funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) programme. Haringey Council says it will … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 06 Mar 2024 – 12:03

Charity’s toolkit aims to help social housing tenants grow own food

A charity is looking to partner with housing associations as it launches a new project to empower tenants to take control of growing in their shared community spaces. Garden Organics says its organic gardening programme, … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 05 Mar 2024 – 10:17

Developers must explore retrofitting before demolition under council’s new rules

New rules put forward by a local authority will mean developers must explore the option to retrofit before demolishing buildings. Westminster City Council says the move will accelerate the upgrading of commercial buildings to meet … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024 – 15:45

A week in climate change, 28 March

Bad news for UK trees this week – though, having said, I don’t imagine there are many good-news-for-trees weeks. Climate change experts are exasperated about cuts to tree-planting schemes in Scotland, with the woodland creation … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024 – 9:18

Donation boosts housing association’s warm spaces programme

Housing association Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, has partnered with the Rothesay Foundation, the charitable foundation of UK pensions insurer Rothesay, to expand its warm spaces programme. The Rothesay Foundation has … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Friday, 23 Feb 2024 – 9:34

Course of the week

Collecting with care 2024 – Mental health, housing income and rent arrears: 13 March – Live virtual training  The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute estimates that one in three social housing tenants with rent arrears, … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Friday, 16 Feb 2024 – 11:42

Course of the week

An introduction to HHSRS and housing standards: 28 March – Live virtual training  This virtual training is aimed at frontline workers who frequently go into residents’ properties. It raises awareness and knowledge of the property … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Tuesday, 13 Feb 2024 – 8:23

Course of the week

A new era for resident engagement – for housing staff: 22 February – Live virtual training  This course will take delegates through the new regulatory expectations, help you get where you need to be and … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Friday, 02 Feb 2024 – 13:00

Course of the week

Condensation, damp and mould for non-technical officers: 13 February – Live virtual training  Condensation, damp and mould if left untreated can have profound consequences on quality of life and health as well as the fabric … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024 – 15:57

A week in climate change, 1 February 2024

Some enterprising people at the University of East London have been making building blocks out of sugarcane waste, which, it turns out, is a viable alternative to dirty old concrete – at least according to … Read more


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Jon Land | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024 – 13:12

Three million households ‘will be trapped in fuel poverty by 2030’

Three million households will be trapped in fuel poverty by 2030, according to a new report. Launched this week by National Energy Action (NEA), the UK Fuel Poverty Monitor report also warns the UK government … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Monday, 29 Jan 2024 – 13:37

Course of the week

Customer complaint handling workshop: 28 February – Live virtual training  The Housing Ombudsman says that 2 of every 3 complaints they see could have been handled better by the landlord. Getting complaint handling right saves … Read more


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Richard Hawley | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2024 – 14:41

HQN Training – new for 2024

New for 2024 all of our courses are now certificated with professional development hours. View all our upcoming public courses here.  Further details on professionalisation requirements and the competency and conduct standard for the social … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2024 – 10:53

Two million to be cut off from their gas and electricity this winter, warning

More than two million people across Britain will disconnect from their gas and electricity this winter because they can’t afford to top up their prepayment meter, new analysis from Citizens Advice has revealed. And the … Read more


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Sam Wiggle | Thursday, 18 Jan 2024 – 11:01

Housing Quality Magazine January 2024

Welcome to the January 2024 edition of HQM. We start the year with a look at the planned 2024/25 rent increase and its implications for both landlords and residents. We also ask some of the … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2024 – 16:25

Government clueless about its effectiveness in protecting UK public from flooding, warning

The government doesn’t know if it’s making the UK more resilient to flooding, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned. In a new report PAC says that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2024 – 16:13

Supercomputer’s waste heat could warm homes, claim researchers

A first-of-its-kind system in the UK is being trialled in Edinburgh to see if waste heat from a large computing facility can be stored in disused mine workings and used to warm homes. The large … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2024 – 12:53

HQN appoints Chloe Fletcher as new director

HQN is delighted to announce the appointment of Chloe Fletcher as a new director. A well-known and highly regarded figure in the social housing sector, Chloe joins from the National Federation of ALMOs, where she … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2023 – 9:52

Opinion: What EPC ratings of the future could look like

By Luke Smith, managing director of Build Test Solutions EPCs only predict the thermal performance of a building correctly in 44% of cases, according to new research. Conducted by Build Test Solutions and the Energy … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 19 Dec 2023 – 15:04

Government offers help to cut energy use for ‘around a million families’

Around a million families and hundreds of businesses will be helped to cut their energy use, as part of the government’s latest attempt to reach net zero. The government says that families will benefit from a … Read more


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HQN | Monday, 18 Dec 2023 – 16:17

Responsive Repair and Voids Manager

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the councils’ Tenant and Leaseholder Services.  We are an effective and dynamic department and we are looking for a Responsive Repairs and Voids Manager to join our management … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 07 Dec 2023 – 9:59

HQN’s housing regulation quiz 2023

Who doesn’t look forward to a housing regulation quiz at this time of year? And we have one for you that gradually gets harder to really test hardcore regulation fans! If you don’t get 100%, … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 06 Dec 2023 – 13:05

New zero-carbon council homes coming to London borough

A London council has given the greenlight for 45 zero-carbon homes, which will feature high levels of insulation and incorporate green roofs, efficient heating systems and solar panels. Following a cabinet meeting this week, Haringey … Read more


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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023 – 9:27

Cost-of-living crisis preventing Londoners from reducing carbon emissions

Almost three-quarters of Londoners (73%) say the cost-of-living crisis has made it more difficult for them to take action to help prevent climate change, new research has revealed. In the fourth year of research polling … Read more


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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023 – 11:43

Stonewater celebrates launch of Greenoak Centre of Excellence

Key voices from across the housing sector came together to mark the launch of Stonewater’s pioneering Greenoak Centre of Excellence (GCoE) earlier today. According to their press release the affordable housing provider invited representatives from … Read more


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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023 – 10:01

Sustainability programme to support councils tackle climate change

A new sustainability programme has been launched to support councils to reach their local carbon reduction and adaptation targets. Read more here.


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Max Salsbury | Thursday, 23 Nov 2023 – 11:37

HAs trying to access energy efficiency funding ‘set up to fail’, report

Scottish housing associations are being “set up to fail” while trying to gain access to energy efficiency funding for cold and draughty homes, a new report has warned. According to the Chartered Institute of Building’s … Read more


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Climate Change Hub best practice group

Location: Best practice groups – Virtual
12 June 2024 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Climate Change Hub best practice group

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12 June 2024 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

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