There are around 7 million homes across the North – and they’re contributing to climate change.

In fact, one-quarter of the North’s emissions are attributable to our homes.

Over half the North’s homes – almost 4 million – will require energy efficiency upgrades within the next 10 years. These upgrades are needed to get homes to the key Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C energy efficiency benchmark, making them clean energy ready. But EPC C is just a first step to delivering net zero.

It’s clear – the UK can’t meet its net zero target without upgrading the North’s existing homes. But the good news is the North’s social housing sector is leading the way, delivering green home upgrades.

Our Real Homes, Real Change showcase provides some fantastic examples of the work being undertaken by Northern Housing Consortium members across the North.