At Abri, we’re passionate about creating a more sustainable future for all of our customers and communities. Part of this is making sure all our homes are energy efficient and fit for the future. That’s why we’re committed to achieving the government’s net zero targets and ensuring that as many homes we own and manage are EPC C by 2030 as possible.
What are we doing about it?
To ensure we meet this target, we’re in the process of carrying out energy efficient measures to our homes that are currently below an EPC band C. This is a big task, so, as a founding member of the Greener Futures Partnership (GFP), we’re working alongside four other housing associations to tackle the challenge together.
The GFP, consisting of Abri, Anchor, Home Group, Hyde Group and Sanctuary, represents over 600,000 customers in 300,000 homes – that’s around 9% of the total social housing market. Our purpose is to improve the energy efficiency and affordability of our homes and creating a sector-leading approach to sustainability.
To put this into action, we worked with Echelon Consultancy to develop the Greener Futures Partnership Decarbonisation Delivery framework.
What is the Greener Futures Partnership Decarbonisation Delivery framework?
The framework has been designed to enable organisations, both big and small, to deliver a full range of retrofit works. Covering England, Wales and Scotland, it can also be used by external housing providers and Contracting Authorities.
Its split into three workstreams, two delivering construction works across different value bands and one delivering professional services, covering all roles specified under PAS 2035. These are then broken down further into regional Lots, giving coverage across England and Wales and there is a separate parallel framework for Scotland.
Alongside the framework, GFP will soon be creating a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for emerging technology and materials to support the delivery of the wider decarbonisation construction work.
How long does the framework last?
The framework will span a total of seven years: an initial four year term with options to extend for a further three, to enable delivery of the works supported by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).
Who is managing the framework?
The framework is managed by Pretium Frameworks Ltd.
How can I find out more?
If you would like to know more about the framework, including how to access it, please contact Pretium directly.