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Issue 44


Hi ,

I hope you are well. Please see below a summary of some of the latest information on sustainable housing in the UK. We welcome thoughts, feedback or offers of collaboration. 

In the aftermath of the success of the Paris Climate Change conference now is time to get down to business and question how can the UK contribute to the challenging goal of reducing carbon emissions by 32% by 2025...Read more

Baker Homes recently enlisted the support of housing associations, supply chain companies and other housing professionals to develop a new housing prototype.  This MMC product was roundly criticised by the BBA, the leading accreditation body for the UK. Click to read the scathing report

Tackling the problem of reducing domestic energy use is a huge and complex task. It is all too often dominated by the single issue of fuel poverty – but the truth is that, in reality, fuel poverty is only a small part of the problem... read more here

The RTB extension will have an immediate impact on low income households and local councils. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published new research showing that although 1.3 million tenants are gaining the RTB, only around ... learn more here

Can human behaviour have an impact in the efficiency of combi boilers?

Baker Homes' National Energy Study 2 challenges energy efficiency assumptions. Download the report here

Upcoming events

We are preparing our recognised events for next year, visit our events page for further updates and book your place:

Sustainability and the Welsh housing sector – 21st January, Cardiff

National Conference: Road to 2025: delivering low carbon homes cost effectively - 24th February, London 

Reduce flooding of our homes - 10th March, Birmingham

Tools that can assist you:

The sustainability standard for the housing sector

Measure, Compare, Improve - your environmental performance.

Tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions of your stock through a flexible and cost-effective approach.

New team members

Daniel leads on the rent arrears researchelearning and other consultancy work. He holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University, and previously worked on large infrastructure projects. Daniel is a huge asset to the team. He has recently been celebrating the positive election results in his home country of Venezuela.

Meet the rest of the friendly Baker Homes team.

Client feedback:

" Training and conferences from SHIFT are consistently good. This was no exception - helpful, practical advice. Highly recommended."

Richard Snaith, Sustainability Coordinator, North Wales Housing



... for every home to encourage more sustainable lives