The housing sector rising to the challenge

Of all the sectors grappling with climate change, few are as acutely affected as residential.

Homes currently account for 23% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions and 35% of energy use, so the entire sector from housebuilders and developers to private and social landlords and their funders are rightly being challenged to explain their sustainability strategies.

For housebuilders, this means strategies for creating great places whilst delivering ‘greener’ homes that work for both the environment and the home owner. For residential landlords, and in particular housing associations, it requires them to face up to the huge challenge of retrofitting their portfolios that will ultimately benefit some of the poorest in society whilst also reducing carbon emissions.

Our downloadable report outlines how three customers are approaching the climate challenge:

  • Urban Splash, the award winning regeneration company
  • Paradigm Housing, leading social housing provider
  • Barratt Developments, one of Britain's largest developers of new homes.

"Addressing climate change will require transformative change, but home builders can’t do it all on their own.” Stewart Baseley , Chairman, Home Builders Federation.

From pioneering new ways of building to transforming existing homes and creating sustainable communities, read about ‘The Future Homes Task Force’,
a guide on what a strategic delivery plan should include and how to implement it.

Download the Sustainability in Housing report (PDF, 2.63MB)

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About the author

David Cleary

David Cleary
Managing Director, Head of Housing, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking 

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