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Homes Market Update: July 2021

Homes, Waste and Resource Efficiency

Published 29th Jun 21 - by sophiecoyle

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New homes not ready for climate change

New homes are unsuitable for climate change, with more than 570,000 residential properties built since 2016 not able to withstand future high temperatures, according to an assessment led by the Climate Change Committee (CCC).


Senior business leaders join forces to create ‘Building Back Britain Commission’

Some of the most prominent figures in UK housing delivery have come together to form an independent industry group to provide ideas on how the government can build 300,000 homes a year while reducing emissions from the UK’s residential housing stock.

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School Partner, Countryside unveils new sustainability approach

Countryside has unveiled its ambitious approach to sustainability, setting 25 key targets focusing on three key areas: its operations and the homes it builds, the communities it creates, and its people.

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July’s Featured Topic: Waste & Resource Efficiency 

It is estimated that 13% of raw materials ordered for a project are discarded unused, therefore by reducing waste we will increase our efficiency and profitability.

In addition, reducing our consumption of raw materials, and being more efficient with what we use, results in a wide range of environmental and social benefits associated with the consumption of fewer resources and the disposal of waste products. Start your learning on the topic of waste & resource efficiency with the resources below:

Introduction to Waste 

A 45 minute module providing an overview of waste diversion benefits and principles, as well as legislation concerning waste disposal.

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Embracing the Circular Economy in your Business

This guide will walk you through five steps to embrace the circular economy in your business by enabling a circular business model.

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Case Study: Protec Closed Loop Scheme

A case study from Protec Temporary Protection on their closed loop scheme for waste materials on site.

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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.