For the sector to become environmentally sustainable by 2050, landlords need to evaluate more than their own stock and consider their resources and energy consumption. Watch the Inside Housing webinar to find out more on ways landlords can get their own house in order and the advantages it might bring
If the social housing sector is to achieve zero carbon by 2050, it will not be enough to focus only on housing stock.
Carbon emissions and the consumption of energy and other key resources within the organisations that provide housing will also need to be considered and critically evaluated – and practices will potentially need to be changed accordingly. In so doing, it is likely that financial efficiencies can be achieved as well as environmental benefits gained.
This Inside Housing discussion, sponsored by energy consultancy Inenco, focuses on what social housing providers can do to ensure their own activities are sustainable and lead on a journey towards net zero carbon status.
Ljubomir Jankovic, professor of zero carbon design, Birmingham City University
Ljubomir Jankovic is professor of zero carbon design at Birmingham City University, and professor of advanced building design and director of Zero Carbon Lab at the University of Hertfordshire. He has worked on instrumental monitoring, dynamic simulation and environmental design of buildings over a career spanning three decades. He is the author of Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods, published by Routledge.
Hannah Dillon, head of campaign, Zero Carbon
Hannah Dillon is a climate policy and communications specialist, with experience delivering campaigns and projects for businesses, government and non-governmental organisations. She is currently head of the Zero Carbon campaign, an initiative that advocates for the role that stronger and more consistent carbon pricing can play in addressing the net zero ‘policy gap’. Prior to this role, Ms Dillon was director of climate campaigns at Project Everyone, driving awareness and advocacy for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Will Ray, head of sustainability, Clarion Housing Group
Will Ray leads the development and implementation of Clarion’s sustainability strategy, including the drive to zero carbon. He has 20 years’ experience at the cutting edge of sustainability, low-carbon buildings and market transformation internationally. From designing low-energy buildings through to developing corporate sustainability strategies, Mr Ray has worked on numerous projects that have helped to push the sustainability agenda forward. Most recently, he helped Clarion to become the first UK housing group to attain the sustainable housing impact label.
Dan Pardesi, head of social housing, Inenco
Dan Pardesi leads Inenco’s social housing team to drive emissions reductions, value for money and compliance. He is a chartered energy manager with the Energy Institute and has more than a decade’s experience in demystifying the business case for sustainability across the public and private sectors. From delivering some of the UK’s largest energy efficiency campaigns to implementing renewable energy strategies, Mr Pardesi supports organisations at all levels of sustainability maturity to define and achieve their environmental ambitions.
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