Press Releases

SHAP calls on the government to take a system-change approach to home retrofit

In collaboration with leading thinkers and practitioners from across the sustainable housing sector, The Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP) has developed a proposal for a system-change for retrofit delivery, calling on the government to take action.

Ellie Horwitch-Smith, Chair of the SHAP board and Assistant Director, Route to Net Zero
Carbon for Birmingham City Council, said “With the cost of living and climate crises, a new approach to the retrofit industry is required, building on what has already been done and creating affordable to run, comfortable, healthy, low-carbon homes – stimulating local business opportunities and local skills, training and jobs. This proposal reflects the knowledge and experience of our network, who are well placed to understand not only the challenges that exist with the current system but how they can be addressed to enable a vision of flourishing communities, warm homes and healthy people to be realised”.

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Warm homes saves lives programmes

Tackling the growing fuel poverty crisis – latest Press Release, issued by Midlands Economic Forum.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, it was estimated that fuel poverty afflicts at least 2.4 million households nationally – over a tenth of all homes – with 80% concentrated in the most energy inefficient homes…

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