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


Hundreds of social tenants left without gas following burst main


More than 750 homes in south Wales have been left without gas following a burst water main, which led to water leaking into gas pipes.

solar panels, right time for social landlords to invest in energy efficiency

Up to 4,500 homes to benefit from solar deal


New Charter Homes has signed an £18m solar deal to fit up to 4,500 homes with solar panels in Greater Manchester.

Keepmoat development

Former Pizza Express owner close to Keepmoat buyout


Contractor Keepmoat is expected to be taken over by a pair of private equity investors.


Repair bill cap threat to London councils’ housing revenue accounts


Repair bill cap will force social landlords to fund work themselves

roof repairs

Council appoints contractor for improvement works on 270 homes


Sandwell Council has appointed Keepmoat as part of a two-year improvement framework to carry out works on homes in three high rise blocks.

Finance secretary

Scottish Government granting emergency funds to help with flooding costs


The Scottish Government will consider granting emergency funds to councils to help deal with the costs of the flooding over the last couple of days.

Boris Johnson

Extra decent homes cash and energy saving fund for London announced


A total of £195m has been announced to help improve run-down homes and support energy-saving works in London.

More sustainability news

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Lean and green


Social landlords can learn a green lesson from the private sector, says Natalie Owen

Editor, Inside Housing

The real green deal


When David Cameron had a wind turbine installed at his house, experts estimated that it could save the PM-in-waiting up to 30% on his energy bills.

Managing director, Sustainable Homes

Let’s get retrofit for the future


Zero-carbon obligations can be met through ‘allowable solutions’

Simon Green large

Going green or going backwards


The government’s haphazard announcements on sustainability just before recess have left social landlords with a lot of questions

Director of property services, Trent and Dove Housing

Tackling fuel poverty


Social landlords should not wait for government targets in order to respond to fuel poverty, argues Steve Grocock

Associate, Harper Macleod

No dodging disclosure


Landlords in Scotland will have to reveal environmental data

Packing cases

What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

Director, Adecoe

Power struggle to supply tenants' energy


Landlords that become energy suppliers must do so for the right reasons

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