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Gentoo's Sally Hancox awarded an MBE


Gentoo is celebrating after Sally Hancox, Director of Gentoo Green, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to reducing carbon emissions and fuel poverty in social housing.


Catalyst Housing Group launch exemplar eco-refurbishments in Reading


A ground breaking eco-refurbishment of two Victorian, ‘hard-to-treat’ homes is being undertaken in Reading by Catalyst Housing Group. Catalyst is part of the Baker Homes Index For Tomorrow the national sustainability best practise group. 


Steps leading contractor is taking to help clients go green


Sustainability covers a wide variety of issues.  Baker Homes manages an award winning best practice programme called the Baker Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) for housing providers and their supply chains. We have a number of leading organizations as corporate partners to this initiative. Our corporate partners are assisting to drive forward the sustainability agenda in a number of ways. Here Mears provides their initiatives to help their clients go green.


LEAF Grant Window Closing, LEEF Finance Still Open for Business


The names may be similar, but what these two finance streams for energy-efficient retrofit really have in common is providing a welcome injection of funding for sustainability programmes – and while one is winding down, the other is still going strong.


Major housing provider joins national green group


CityWest Homes, one of London’s largest Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMO), has joined the nationwide sustainability initiative, SHIFT.


SHIFT sees major changes on the back of significant growth


Well the title of this story could perhaps be ch-ch-ch-changes. Apologies for the David Bowie reference in the subject line, thought an update might be of use.   


Big change to multi million pound fund - 100% funding now available


We like to keep you informed of changes to funding streams. As part of this we stay in touch with energy companies, Government and other funders.


New sustainable housing superhero arrives to cut carbon!


Claire and Andrew are very happy to announce that Ava Eagles swam into the world 9 50am on the 3rd of January 2024.  A wonderful start to the new year.

Some clients and colleagues have asked for quite few details. I thought I would set these out here.  We were instructed by the midwife to go to the hospital at midnight for a check on the progress of the labour.  Claire was having contractions at 3min intervals.


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