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Supporting the supply chain to deliver sustainable homes, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs.

Supporting the supply chain to deliver sustainable homes, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs.

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The homes market faces significant sustainability challenges that will impact the whole supply chain. High priority challenges include: Reaching Net Zero and embodied carbon, responding to the Future Homes Standard and changes to Part L, the Circular Economy, Biodiversity Net Gain, generating Social Value and responding to PPN 06/20, working with new Modern Slavery legislation and Fairness, Inclusion and Respect.

Find out more about each topic, and the role of the supply chain in addressing these challenges through our FREE learning resources.

 

Topic specific Learning Pathways

Our Learning Pathways, developed by subject matter experts, take you on a learning journey to understand more about the key sustainability issues, and enable you to track your progress along the way.

Introduction to Climate Change & Carbon
Climate change is an issue that affects us all. This learning pathway will provide you the understanding of climate change, carbon emissions and how to identify were they occur, as well as the skills to make reduction plans to tackle them and report on your progress to your stakeholders.
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Modern Slavery: Site Materials
This learning pathway is designed to increase your understanding of modern slavery risks, to help you in spotting signs of victims of exploitation and know what to do to set up construction sites to manage this issue.
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Waste and Resource Efficiency - An Introduction
We need to waste less and learn to become more resource efficient across the whole built environment. This learning pathway will provide you with an understanding of the main issues and legislative background concerning waste, resource efficiency and the circular economy.
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Key homes resources

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

Sustainability Strategy
Sustainability Strategy
Energy and Carbon

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Key topics in homes

The following topics are high priority issues for homebuilders. Find out more about each topic, and the role of the supply chain in helping homebuilders address these challenges:

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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Materials

The built environment industry can reduce the negative impacts of…

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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Biodiversity
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Biodiversity and Ecology

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

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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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