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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (2)

This is the second of two blogs on how we can make the social housing stock more energy efficient, based on a meeting organised by EST and the National Housing Federation. Hearts and Minds Social housing leaders have to meet the multiple needs of their tenants and also central government priorities...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Sat, 28/03/2015 - 08:00

28/03/2015

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EST/NHF social housing roundtable: policy priorities (1)

The Green Investment Bank has today announced its first investment in the social housing sector, working with the social housing provider Places for People to install highly efficient heating systems in 28 sheltered housing units across the country. About 1 in 6 homes are owned by a housing...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 17:31

27/03/2015

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Give landlords a new LESA of life

It’s well known that the coldest homes in England are those in the private rented sector. 9.4% of private rented homes are F/G rated on the Energy Performance Certificate compared to 1.8% of housing association properties. A big part of the problem is that landlords have been reluctant to invest in...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 14:24

13/03/2015

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The power to switch: Q&A with Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) , talks exclusively to EST about finding a cheaper energy deal, and why there has never been a better time to switch suppliers. EST: How will the Power to Switch campaign encourage...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 26/02/2015 - 09:00

26/02/2015

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What's behind the smart meter delay?

Energy Saving Trust smart technology expert, Nick Lomax. The way consumers are able to understand and manage their energy use, based on data collected from meter readings, is set to change - but not as soon as hoped for. Every home in the UK will be offered the chance to have a smart meter...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:00

02/02/2015

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Have yourself a merry lower-carbon Christmas

Christmas is all about excess – eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much and, let’s face it, wasting too much. And thinking green at this time of year can be tricky. However, by following a few simple tips it doesn't have to be such an expensive time for the pocket or the environment...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00

16/12/2014

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Get ready for Energy Saving Week

Energy Saving Week is almost here and throughout next week we'll be discussing energy saving strategies and publishing tips from our top experts who work across the energy spectrum. In the lead up to next week, our Senior Knowledge Manager, Brian Horne, has outlined some of his thoughts for how...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:16

16/10/2013

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Why sustainable housing doesn't need to cost the earth

Greenbuild editor, Lucy Young, examines the case for a sustainable built environment and the range of benefits it brings, from energy security through to job creation, highlighting the reasons why we just can't afford not to go green. “This green stuff you write about, it’s not really important any...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 18/04/2013 - 15:40

18/04/2013

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