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BSHF is one of the partners in the Powerhouse nearly Zero Energy Challenge, a three-year project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Programme.
The housing system in the UK is in crisis. For decades the country has not built sufficient homes for its population. New settlements – as a means of delivering new housing and infrastructure – have much to offer as part of a range of options for addressing this housing shortage.
A review of good practices and lessons learned from cold regions in Asia
Many projects demonstrate that renewable energy and bioclimatic architecture represent cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to improve the living conditions of rural people. However, most of the projects face significant difficulties when it comes to mainstreaming the innovation.
World Habitat Award winner 2011
This report presents the outcomes of our study visit to 2011 World Habitat Award winners PCMB, Mexico.
European Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Providers Working for a Fair Energy Transition
Progress Report, March 2013
Analysis of households’ characteristics
In the context of the growth of private renting in the UK, this research examines the characteristics of households living in the sector. Using statistical analysis, the research identifies key sub-sectors of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and discusses the different needs that these groups have. Understanding and responding to the diversity of households within the PRS is vital if the sector is going to meet people’s growing needs
Improving education to unlock potential
Stock transfers occur when local authorities dispose of all or part of their rented housing to an external organisation, usually a housing association. Tenant involvement in this process has developed over more than 20 years. However, research with tenants who have been involved in stock transfers highlights the deficiencies of the current arrangements for supporting their involvement.
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