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February
2016

Issue 47

   

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.

Flooding causes damage, distress and displacement. The number of homes to be flooded is expected to increase by twenty percent by the 2030’s. Not only has this affected the lives of residents, but also landlords, with an estimated £3billion worth of damage in one year alone.

So, what can you do about it? Why not come along and see? Literally, you can watch a live flooding event and assess which measures best stop damage. Come along on 10th March, to gain vital …click here for more information

Retrofit has been having a tricky time recently, but a recent project in Portsmouth shows that well-thought-out approaches can make a big difference.

The project tackled insulting three 11-storey tower blocks as well as other refurbishment measures. Preliminary research from the LSE revealed...click here to read more

The Road to 2025 conference is just around the corner. Our great panel of speakers will be discussing a range of issues, new technologies and building techniques.

There will also be opportunities to workshop, to share experiences and ask questions. If you work in development you need to be there...click here to find out more

Looking to other countries can often give us better insight into our own situation. Germany and the Netherlands have been sources of inspiration in recent years. New Zealand, however, also provide inspiration.

New Zealand housing faces a range of challenges, but new policy approaches are aiming to tackle this issue. Such policies include...click here to read more

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:

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.


Hoorah - Baker Homes is shortlisted for a highly prestigious global award - to be annouced soon! 

and the sought after
Wish us luck!

Client feedback:

" The session was enjoying. I gained a good overall understanding of the subject and the learning material was informative and thorough."

- Jasmeet Kaur, Interim Environmental Officer, Viridian Housing

 

 

... for every home to encourage more sustainable lives