Get involved in making the case for Real Homes, Real Change – send us your case studies of completed retrofit projects

Next month we’ll be launching our Real Homes, Real Change showcase, a document which demonstrates the fantastic work NHC members have been doing to upgrade existing homes to meet the net zero challenge across the North. The publication highlights the difference these upgrades have made, and asks decision-makers to work with us to keep this progress going: delivering more Real Homes, Real Change with an ambitious, long-term, devolved programme of investment.

We’ll be demonstrating what councils and housing associations are already doing to deliver warmer homes, lower bills and make homes green energy ready. This activity has grown massively in recent years, and bringing examples together in one place will be a strong illustration of the high level of ambition and innovation in the region, and will support our calls for further investment.

Alongside the document, we’ll be launching our ‘Real Homes, Real Change’ webpage which brings together even more real life examples of the fantastic projects our members have delivered to create warmer homes, lower bills and to cut carbon. A selection of these examples will be showcased in Parliament with a call to invest in ‘Real Homes, Real Change’, making the case that with over 7million homes across the North, and one-quarter of the North’s emissions coming from domestic sources, we have to upgrade the North’s existing homes in order to meet net zero.

We want to demonstrate to policy makers that the North’s social housing sector is leading the way, and that this great work is beginning to reach scale, however, we need decision-makers to back the North with an ambitious, long-term, devolved programme of investment, so that we can deliver even more real change to real homes. This will be a key NHC ask in the run-up to the General Election and beyond.

How can you get involved?

Please send us your case studies. Help us make this case by sending us a case study of your completed retrofit projects, telling us about the project, the impact and lessons learnt. These will be showcased on our website and shared across social channels throughout the summer.

We want to focus the case studies largely on housing retrofit and the transition to clean home heating technologies but also looking to cover the wider sustainability agenda (in any tenure).

Please email Josef Bews to submit your case study.