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Research Programmes

Building a More Sustainable Future

BSHF has carried out a range of collaborative research activities that focus on building sustainable futures. These have included:


  • The city of tomorrow and the fair energy transition: the role of affordable and social housing providers - more
  • Legal and organisational framework: Focus on divided and cooperative ownership multifamily buildings - more
  • Practical Guidance for Scaling-Up of Sustainable Buildings and Energy Projects - more
  • Fair Energy Transition Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings - more
  • Creating sustainable communities in Newcastle Gateshead - more
  • New tricks with old bricks (with Empty Homes) - more

Current activities include:

  • BSHF is currently undertaking a research project to look at the long term impact of post-disaster reconstruction on people’s livelihoods and resilience - more
  • BSHF is a partner in the EU-funded Nearly Zero Energy Challenge, following on from the Power House Europe project, which identified and shared environmentally sustainable housing practice among social housing providers in Europe - more
News and Events

How do we end homelessness?

An international peer exchange to Finland

Community-led Housing and the Right to Buy

Community-led housing is about much more than just building homes. We’re working with others to protect it from losing homes when new legislation is introduced.

Invitations to Tender – Community-led Housing

BSHF is inviting proposals to deliver outputs related to our community-led housing programme.