COP26 | How can we retrofit the country’s housing stock?

COP26 | How can we retrofit the country’s housing stock?

COP26 | How can we retrofit the country’s housing stock?

Posted: 14/01/2022

Hear GLD Founding Director, Laura Dunlop and Sandy Livingston, Executive Director at Onward Homes, talk about climate change, net-zero, truly affordable housing and how we can retrofit the UK’s housing stock.

Onward are a leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale. Since bringing several housing associations together in 2018, Onward has made a greater contribution to the sustainable regeneration of communities in the North West. GLD’s goal is to design sustainable and environmentally sound spaces so we were pleased that Onward were able to collaborate on this discussion.

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In the podcast, Laura and Sandy discuss how housing associations are facing huge financial outlays to bring their stock in line with changing legislation. They go on to talk about how the housing associations are planning to pay for the necessary changes and if it will matter in the grand scheme of things if private homeowners are not incentivised to do the same.

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