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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

World Habitat Awards 2015-16 – finalists announced

From environmentally-focused communal living to capacity building......

100,000 Homes Campaign report

Between 2010 and 2014 180 communities in the USA found housing for over 104,000 people.

BSHF submission

The UN’s Special Rapporteur is focusing on the connections between homelessness and housing rights.