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Homes Market Update: June 2021

Homes, Wellbeing

Published 20th May 21 - by sophiecoyle

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No new gas boilers should be sold from 2025 in order to meet environmental goals

No new gas boilers should be sold from 2025 in order to meet environmental goals for the middle of the century, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) think tank.

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School Partner Taylor Wimpey targets nature net-gain under new sustainability strategy

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has published an updated environment strategy, with headline targets including science-based emissions reductions and a commitment to increase habitat at all new sites.


Housebuilding industry can lead the way on biodiversity

A new guide launched by NHBC Foundation, in partnership with the RSPB and Barratt Developments, says that biodiversity should be considered at the earliest stages of planning new home developments to encourage wildlife and help reverse habitat decline.

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VIRTUAL TRAINING: Tackling the retrofit challenge through Smart Construction

To meet our challenging carbon targets we must accelerate the speed that we are tackling the energy efficiency of the 27 million homes that need to be retrofitted by 2045. Smart Construction provides new materials, new technologies and new processes that can all help.

By attending this conference you will:

  • Learn why residential retrofitting is so important to our net zero ambitions.
  • Understand the key retrofitting tasks we need to focus on to achieve EPC A housing stock.
  • Discover how digital technologies can help.
  • Hear how new technologies and products are currently being tested across the UK.
  • Discover some of the innovative business models that are being trialled to deliver retrofit at scale.

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June’s Featured Topic: Wellbeing

The evidence for investing in wellbeing in the homes sector was already compelling but the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the mandate for action based on the relationship of building, public, and ecological health.

Take a look at the selected resources below to start to develop your understanding on the importance of considering wellbeing in our sector.

Wellbeing In The Built Environment – Document

Exploring the business case for wellbeing in the built environment and summarising current wellbeing activity in the sector.

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Happiness And Work – Video

Discover the surprising results on connecting wellbeing, mental health, and understand how employers can play a role in improving our lives at work.

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Why invest in employee wellbeing? – Document

Employers can have a major influence on an individual sense of wellbeing, which can have a multitude of benefits for the organisation itself.

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Benchmark your Sustainability Knowledge

Want to understand your sustainability knowledge level, and know how that compares to others in the sector? It’s easy to find out… just take an assessment today with our FREE tool. It’s designed to help you, or your company, assess your current level of knowledge and identify strengths and hot spots.

Once you’ve assessed, you get a tailored action plan – this list of 10 resources tells you where to focus your learning.