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Homes Market Update: May 2021

Published 29th Apr 21 - by sophiecoyle

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New Homes Partners join the School

Countryside, Persimmon and Saint Gobain have recently joined the School’s world-class collaboration of over 120 homebuilders, clients, contractors and sub-contractors driving the direction of the School, sitting on the Homes leadership group.

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School Partner Lovell announces 62% reduction in CO₂e

Lovell has announced it has achieved a 62% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the past decade and are taking further measures to “significantly reduce” its future carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.


Net Zero targets only possible with a National Retrofit Strategy to green our homes says FMB

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK Government will set a target of cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 is welcome news in tackling climate change, but they must lead a campaign to green our homes to make this possible, said the Federation of Master Builders.

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Fuel of the future? Inside the UK’s first hydrogen-powered homes

The UK is testing how hydrogen can be piped into people’s homes through the existing gas network at a world-leading research site.

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NEW Digital topic area launched

Digital technology has the potential to transform the Homes sector, but only if it is equipped with the right skills and knowledge. Look at the learning available in our NEW topic to help you on your digital construction journey.


Recommended Digital resources for the Homes sector:


An Introduction to your Digital Journey How and when should you start your digital transformation?

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Digital Leadership Identify the necessary leadership skills and competencies which are essential to successful digital transformation.

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Cyber Security This e-learning module are to identify the necessary skills and competencies around cyber security which are essential to successful – and safe – digital transformation.

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Industry Launches Skills Hub to Improve the Quality of Procurement

In April we launched the first ever construction-focused skills hub, dedicated to improving the quality of procurement practices.

Our new topic area in procurement aims to provide a wide range of free resources to help organisations of all types and sizes improve their procurement skills. Procurement is a critical part of client and contractor policies and strategies and this new topic area will cater for businesses at all stages of their procurement journey.