North Somerset – Customer Story To address issues in the private rented sector, North Somerset Council recently adopted a ‘Rent with Confidence’ scheme. A review of housing conditions was carried out in 2017 to identify problematic areas and potential solutions. This combined the findings from BRE housing stock modelling work (for example on the proportion … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019”
Net Zero Carbon The UK Government recently announced a new target requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 making it the first major economy to pass such a law. This will be an amendment to the Climate Change Act (2008) which already stipulates an 80% reduction in greenhouse … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – July 2019”
Now used by 26 different local authorities throughout the UK, BRE’s HSCD targets improvements in housing conditions and helps to improve the standard of public health. Anabel Ramirez Aragon of BRE’s Housing & Health team writes. The Housing Stock Condition Database (HSCD) is the third online tool from the BRE Housing and Health team. The … Continue reading “HSCD – Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health”
The health and wellbeing of building occupants is a hot topic. It has been acknowledged that buildings have a direct impact on human wellbeing and happiness, something that is compounded by the large amount of time we spend indoors. With this growing interest has come a move to understand biophilia and its potential to improve … Continue reading “The healthy relationship of Biophilic Design and Post-occupancy evaluation”
The Education & Health category in this year’s BREEAM Awards 2016 is a real life ‘Battle of Britain’.
ECO3 – Energy Company Obligation BEIS recently published a consultation for the Energy Company Obligation – ECO3, the follow up to ECO2t. The following is a summary of the proposals: The new scheme would start in October 2018 and run to the end of March 2022 (3.5 years) The whole scheme would focus on Affordable … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – June 2018”
Report from Chris Hall BRE invited leaders from local authorities and private sector housing, environmental health, public health and the NHS to discuss challenges and priorities and to share their experiences on how to improve community health through better housing and optimising the NHS estate. The outcome was an explosion of conversations covering engagement, integrating … Continue reading “Healthy Places for People”
Care and Repair England BRE’s Helen Garrett was invited to attend a CRE Older People’s Housing Champions Network meeting where she: shared knowledge on the nature and scale of the types of unsuitable housing, with a focus on older home owners and disrepair in their homes explored the prevalence of non-decent homes and the reasons … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – April 2019”