Sanctuary Housing and Platform Housing Group have teamed up to work with a university on a project aimed at finding ways of improving the environmental performance of their homes.
The two landlords, which own around 100,000 and 46,000 homes respectively, are partnering with the University of Worcester on the EcoHousing project.
It is based on the EcoCampus initiative previously developed by the university and is intended to help the sharing of best practice on improving energy efficiency and waste management and reducing fuel poverty.
The associations have appointed Jessica Tasney as co-ordinator of the EcoHousing project.
Ms Tasney said: “I believe improving environmental performance is one of the most important conversations of our time and I’m really excited to support both housing associations to do this.
“The University of Worcester has been on a long and successful journey around implementing its Environmental Management System and improving its environmental performance, so this is a great opportunity to share examples of best practice.”
Donna Williams, director of sustainability and climate change at Sanctuary, added: “Reducing our impact on the environment is a key objective for Sanctuary.
“The EcoHousing project will allow us to share best practice and identify innovative solutions as part of our longer-term strategy to minimise our carbon footprint and make our homes more energy efficient.”
Dan Box, safety, health and environment compliance officer at Platform Housing Group, said: “Sustainability isn’t just about improving environmental performance, it’s about increasing social well-being too, and this project helps us to recognise how the health of the environment and the health of individuals and communities are closely linked.
“Through recognising this, we can look for solutions to the environmental risks of today that work both for people and the environments in which they live.”
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