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  • Housing, the Environment and our Changing Climate


    John Lanchester Chapter 3: People and place towards a culture of sustainability Bruce McVean Chapter 4: Taking the lead local authorities and the climate change agenda Joanne Wade Chapter 5: Planning and climate change Naomi Luhde-Thompson and Hugh

  • Greening your Housing Stock


    Greening your Housing Stock Housing organisations can make a huge contribution to the 'green' agenda by raising environmental standards in their stock. Carbon emissions from homes contribute more than a quarter of the UK’s total and reducing them

  • CIH Level 2 Award in Sustainable Living (QCF)

    18 May 2012Qualifications

    CIH Level 2 Award in Sustainable Living (QCF) This qualification will help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. It is comparable in level to a GCSE or an NVQ2, SVQ2 or level 4-5 on SCQF. PLEASE NOTE: This course is currently only available to

  • Policy and practice focus - Winter 2011 Subscription

    15/12/2011Policy and practice

    Policy and practice focus - Winter 2011 The winter edition of Policy & practice focus looks at the latest news in the housing sector and forthcoming work from CIH. The topics covered include: DWP demonstration projects Green Deal The Housing Strategy

  • Housing magazine November 2011 Subscription

    11/11/2011Policy and practice

    Housing magazine November 2011 Tenant scrutiny - making it work Housing is CIH’s bi-monthly magazine for members.  It is filled with the latest policy and sector news. In the November issue John Thornhill, CIH Senior Policy and Practice Officer,

  • The green agenda

    01/05/2012Policy and practice

    The green agenda Latest news The main environmental issue for housing organisations is of course the major challenge of tackling climate change. The UK government has set a binding commitment to reduce carbon emissions (the main cause of climate

  • Housing conditions and standards

    13/06/2012Policy and practice

    The previous government planned to update the Decent Homes Standard to create a Warm Homes Standard, but this reform has not been pursued by the present government. However, there are now targets across the UK to reduce carbon emissions, and these

  • Warm Homes commitment an important step towards a greener economy


    More details are at

  • The ‘green deal’ won’t tackle fuel poverty says CIH


    CIH is strongly in favour of the obligation being imposed on energy companies, but it urgently needs reconsidering to avoid the situation where (as Hills puts it) ‘the poor would bear the largest proportional losses from the climate and energy

  • New qualification will help tenants live more sustainably


    “For some of our tenants this may be the first time they have completed a qualification and it could help them gain the confidence to undertake further qualifications in the future and help gain employment. “At Park Dale we are using the first