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Homes Market Update: December 2021

Homes, Operational Excellence through Lean Thinking

Published 26th Nov 21 - by sophiecoyle

Top stories

Barratt Developments unveils flagship zero carbon home, ‘Z House’

The Z House, built on University of Salford’s main campus, is the first home in the country to be built by a major housebuilder that goes substantially beyond the Future Homes Standard.

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Boris Johnson confirms mandatory EV charging points for new buildings in England

All new homes and workplaces built in England from 2022 will need to have electric vehicle (EV) charging points as standard, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.


Countryside announces net zero strategy

Countryside has launched it’s Net Zero strategy, with an aim for a “swift transition” to a decarbonised economy and society by 2050.

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December’s Featured Topic: Lean & Operational Efficiency 

Implementing Lean principles in your business can improve and support the development of a better skilled workforce. There is a clear correlation between high performing processes and teams having a significant impact on sustainability goals, enabling us to meet challenges faced by organisations throughout the built environment sector, including reaching sustainability targets to reduce waste and carbon, and improving the wellbeing of staff.

Start your learning on the topic of Lean with the handpicked resources below:

Lean Construction in 3 minutes

A video providing an introduction to Lean and the benefits it can bring to your business to improve productivity, reduce costs and tackle sustainability issues. 

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Kaizen The Secret behind Japanese Productivity

This short video explains why Kaizen can be the secret behind Japanese productivity.

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Visual Management

A module, which describes the purpose and aims of visual management, and outlines how visual management can support productivity and continuous improvement.

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Upcoming Homes virtual training:

Transitioning to HVO – Case Study Lunch ‘n’ Learn 

This case study session with leading housebuilder Lovell will cover the implementation of HVO fuel, a direct substitute to red diesel that they have been using to power telehandlers and generators on site.

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Delivering Social Value with Keepmoat Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Find out why social value is important to business success at Keepmoat and about social value implications for Keepmoat’s supply chain.

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