Sustainability was one of the core themes of HOMES UK in 2020, coming out top when we surveyed 250 landlords. Announcing the individuals leading the way to net zero in UK housing, these sector-wide initiatives spotlight innovative solutions and individuals in the sector that are tackling the climate emergency.
To celebrate those who are driving positive change in the sector, we proud to announce Climate Champions Power List!
Individuals nominated their achievements and innovations in tackling the climate emergency and our expert judging panel determined who made the cut.
The closing date for entries was 15 October and the final list was unveiled at HOMES UK on Thursday 3 December!
With thanks to our judges:
We would also like to recognise all our entrants for 2020 and give them a huge shout-out for the work they are doing in this field:-
At HOMES UK’s sister event (Housing 2020: the Virtual Housing Festival), we hosted a climate change hackathon, bringing together people from across the housing sector to find solutions to address the climate emergency.
While a plethora of technology and solutions already exist to tackle climate change within new and existing homes, we asked hackers how to engage, educate and motivate the entire sector (including tenants and homeowners) to adopt a climate emergency approach to their decision making.
Hackers worked together in teams to innovate solutions in quick 2-hour bursts with 3 ideas being shortlisted by the end of the day:
Idea 1: Housing Associations will only accept net zero carbon section 106 properties derived from fabric design not eco bling
Idea 2: A residents’ assembly to co-design climate change policy with their social housing provider to advocate for funding for energy efficient retrofits which may be tied to safety upgrades.
Idea 3: A ’fabric first’ approach to retrofit, with organisations teaming up with local colleges to equip local people with retrofitting training and skills
After hundreds of votes from across the sector, the winning idea was idea 3 - congratulations to the team!
If you are interested in helping to take this idea forward, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.