It’s important to us that we provide homes that are warm, safe and affordable to run – homes that are fit for future generations. We want to grow to meet housing needs, and to make sure all our customers have a home they are proud to live in.
The four pillars of our sustainability plan focus on:
- Decarbonisation (Zero carbon)
- Resource efficiency (Zero waste)
- Biodiversity (Restored and thriving natural environment)
- Resilience (Adaptation to a changing and unpredictable climate)
Reducing the amount of energy it takes to live in our homes is key to our decarbonising activities. By making our homes as energy efficient as possible, we will also be contributing to the health & well-being of our customers, and helping to protect customers from the full impact of the significant increases in energy costs.
We are making sure that we have all the information possible on the current status of our homes, so that we can plan how best we can make them more energy-efficient and have the maximum impact. And we’re prioritising the changes with the greatest impact in order to make budgets go further, faster.
We are including energy efficiency measures into our new homes and development plans and we are looking for ways to get additional funding and grants for energy-saving measures.
With the Government committed to reducing carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, it is estimated that over 20 million homes in the UK will need a low energy retrofit to enable us to live and work more sustainably.
Measures such as retrofitting and the installation of external wall insulation can make a dramatic difference, not only helping the environment by reducing heat loss and energy consumption but keeping you warm and well, reducing fuel bills significantly, and offering protection against spiralling fuel prices.