A joint effort is needed if the social housing sector is to overcome the significant challenges it faces in meeting the targets set by the Government’s Zero Carbon agenda.
As well as ensuring new homes meet these targets, significant investment is needed to improve the energy efficiency of existing stock.
The Greener Futures Partnership is a unique collaboration of five of the UK’s largest not-for-profit social housing providers: Abri, Anchor, Home Group, the Hyde Group and Sanctuary, which share the core objective of creating sustainable tenancies, homes and communities.
We have unique and invaluable insight into the hundreds of thousands of people living in our homes. Pooling our resources and purchasing power will save time and money, benefiting the partners, our customers and the entire housing sector.
We want to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of our homes, while reducing fuel poverty and improving living conditions for our residents, and ultimately driving wider social value through the greening of the UK’s social housing stock.
In the short term, we will agree shared standards and pathways for property types, building insight into customer views and preferences, and sharing this insight with the wider sector.
In the longer term, we hope to collaborate to procure services; to build skills and capacity in the sector; and to develop solutions that enable us to build more affordable and sustainable homes, while maintaining existing homes so they are safe and secure for residents.
- Agree a common approach to delivering sustainable housing
- Reduce fuel poverty and create healthier homes
- Support customers to maintain their tenancies, to the benefit of society as a whole
- Positively encourage social housing residents to embrace sustainable living
- Influence change and drive the adoption of new technology
- Establish a common set of standards and environmental targets
- Share knowledge and expertise within the social housing sector and beyond
- Be the trusted voice for sustainability in social housing; influencing policy makers.