Supply Chain School

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Issues

The Homes School provides resources in a wide range of formats which include: e-learning modules, case studies, and training workshops. All resources aim to increase your knowledge and competence in 10 key sustainability themes as detailed below. Your personalised, tailored Action Plan will signpost you to those resources which are most relevant to your business and level of knowledge, and the School will take you and your business on a journey of continuous improvement.

  • Sustainable Homes

    Sustainable homes looks at the business case for sustainability, why it is important, and how you can contribute... Read more

  • Sustainable Procurement

    Sustainable Procurement (or supply chain management), assess the long term value of both products and services... Read more

  • Environmental Management

    Specific environmental impacts such as water use, carbon emissions, biodiversity and waste... Read more

  • Energy and Carbon

    UK homes are a significant consumer of energy, comprising approximately 27% of the UK's total energy demand... Read more

  • Materials

    The construction and maintenance of a home requires the consumption of a wide range of resources... Read more

  • Waste

    Waste is a key sustainability issue in the homes sector during construction and once they are occupied... Read more

  • Water

    In the homes sector, the sustainability issues around water can be sub-divided into two categories... Read more

  • Biodiversity

    Biodiversity is a key and surprisingly underrated issue, and area of potential impact and opportunity within the homes sector... Read more

  • Local Business and Community

    Many companies working in the built environment engage with voluntary and community organisations... Read more

  • Employment, Skills and Ethics

    Clients and other stakeholders increasingly expect that companies operating in the built environment behave ethically... Read more