Inside Housing's quarterly sustainability magazine, bringing the latest green news, opinion and best practice to the social housing sector.

energy bills

Energy bills are Britain's 'top financial concern'


A survey by a partnership of leading businesses and charities has found that energy bills are the top financial concern for people in Britain, a report published today has revealed.

Northern Ireland Assembly

What's on in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 Oct


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October


Sustainable Housing Awards 2014 winners revealed


The winners of the 2014 Sustainable Housing Awards have been revealed to a packed audience at a glitzy, environmentally-friendly, ceremony today in the Lancaster London Hotel.

Head of sustainable investment, Orbit Group

Social landlord invests £5m into retrofit plan


Orbit Group has agreed a retrofit deal with British Gas in which the association will invest £5m into the first stage of a six year energy efficiency programme.

Former BBC trust chair

Lyons review: Labour announces policy to reach 200,000 homes a year


Ed Miliband will today unveil reforms set out in the Lyons Housing Review and will highlight three key policies to ‘unlock the supply of new homes’.

Former BBC trust chair

Round-up of Inside Housing's Lyons review coverage Video


A round-up of our coverage of the Lyons Housing Review, which was launched on today by Ed Miliband.

Solar panels

Association signs £18m solar deal


New Charter Housing Trust has signed what is believed to be the first solar panel licensing deal in a bid to save tenants up to £40m in electricity bills.

More sustainability news

Mike Childs

Housing and the environment


If you are an environmentalist you must be against building millions of new homes, right?

Kathleen Kelly

Tackling poverty post Lyons


The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

Chief executive, Orbit Group

After the Lyons roar


Although calls for a strategy to fix Britain’s broken housing market are not new, the Lyons review should be a catalyst for fresh thought and action to solve the housing crisis

Bill Randall

District heating is the way to go


Although district heat networks have been around in the UK since the 50s, we should look to Sweden for inspiration, says Bill Randall

Director of sustainable development, Black Country Housing Group

Prepare for lights out


Power cuts could return, so make sure you are ready for the worst

Pete Apps

Rejoice or despair?


Progressive housing policies won’t see the sector rushing to vote Lib Dem, says Pete Apps


New towns - the European way


For some years, planning and economic consultancy Urbed has been organising trips for interested parties – developers, as well as local authorities – to some of the most impressive housing schemes on the continent.

A man wearing a mask to lessen the effect of toxic, traffic pollution.

A lot of hot air


Paul Ciniglio reveals the results of research conducted by First Wessex and the Zero Carbon Hub into the installations of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

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