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Meeting the targets set out by UK Government - delivering one million new homes by 2020 with improved levels of efficiency, quality and sustainability.

Building sustainable homes and communities

Supporting home builders and their supply chains to meet the challenging sustainability targets set by the UK government.

The UK needs to build 300,000 homes each year, with improved levels of efficiency, quality and sustainability. The role of the supply chain in delivering this has never been more critical.

High priority sustainability issues for the homes sector include:

  • The Future Homes Standard
  • Zero carbon homes by 2030
  • The clean growth strategy
  • Zero waste
  • The Modern Slavery Act
  • Local plans
  • Circular economy
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion and FIR
  • Biodiversity net gain
  • Social value

It can be difficult to understand all these issues, and knowing where to focus efforts can be challenging.

Latest homes resources

See a selection of key homes resources. To view more, visit the full resource library.

Sustainability Strategy
Sustainability Strategy
Sustainability Strategy
Energy and Carbon

The value of membership

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The value of membership

Find out why so many are becoming members and supporting the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Key topics in homes

The following topics can have a serious impact on the homes sector and its supply chain. Find out more about each topic.

Biodiversity
Biodiversity & Ecology

‘Biodiversity’ simply refers to all living things. Every species, no…

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Energy & Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Materials

The built environment industry can reduce the negative impacts of…

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Slavery
Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

We must now move to a circular rather than linear…

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“Suppliers and contractors who embrace the concept of sustainability and make use of the Homes School will not only improve the efficiency of their own business, but it should also increase their chances of winning work in the future. ”
Rob Worboys, Central Procurement Manager, Lovell
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