Centrica launches UK-wide heat pump project to slash social housing emissions

Nearly 600 homes across the North, North West, Midlands, East and South West will be fitted with low carbon heating systems

Are Covid vaccines making world’s sand shortage worse?

Experts warn some places already run out of sand, a commodity used in the production of vaccine glass vials

EAC: ‘Green Homes Grant voucher target would take over ten years to meet’

MPs admit that issuing vouchers is continuing at snail’s pace

Australian government to build ‘futuristic’ net zero homes with Tesla batteries

Homeowners could see their power bills slashed by AUD$1,600 every year

Welsh Government announces £9.5m social housing retrofit programme to slash energy bills

The scheme will support the fitting of energy efficiency measures in up to 1,000 existing social homes

Bristol Council confirms first commercial heat network connection

It will serve 375 new homes as part of the city’s new Castle Park View housing development

Nottingham homes future-proofed with green upgrades

A number of homes near Nottingham have become the first in the country to be upgraded to the energy efficiency standards expected in 2050. The 10 apartments in Sneinton have been fitted with new outside walls, a solar roof and upgraded heating systems as part of a pilot project designed to make older homes more […]

‘Show Homes could inspire energy efficiency retrofits’

The UK Government should increase its support of ‘Show Homes’ to inspire energy efficient retrofits. That’s according to a new study from the National Energy Foundation (NEF), which demonstrates the benefits of Show Homes in raising awareness of energy savings through retrofit and renovation. In particular, it identifies the award-winning SuperHomes as beacons of inspiration for homeowners – these are more […]

Local authorities ‘need more power over green housing’

Cities in the UK should be given more power to raise the bar on green new-build housing. The UK Green Building Council’s (UK GBC) latest paper proposes government should allow local authorities to take leadership of delivering sustainable new homes and communities to tackle the housing and climate crises. Its release follows the government’s scaling […]

New homes to help solve climate and housing crises

New modular homes could help solve both the climate and housing crises. A partnership between the WElink Group and housing association Your Housing Group (YHG) could result in 25,000 of the low carbon buildings being built each year by 2022. The £2.5 billion deal, which also involves Barcelona Housing Systems and investment from the China National Building […]