South Yorkshire Housing Association’s LiveGreen Consultancy has been shortlisted for a Sustainable Housing Award.
The consultancy was set up by the housing association in response to a growing need for expertise on reducing the environmental impact of existing homes by fitting solar power and heating systems and introducing energy efficiency programmes.
Now it is up for the Innovative Approach To Green Homes Award in the Social Housing Provider of the Year section of the Sustainable Housing Awards
LiveGreen offers what it says is a unique combination of technical, project management, engagement, communication and specialist support to housing providers.
“Sustainable development and construction is at the core of SYHA’s development framework,” said LiveGreen’s Georgina Barrett.
“Our experienced workforce has enabled us to develop a number of sustainable and highly energy efficient projects. LiveGreen is now helping others to go solar, by providing specialist support in terms of education and skill sharing around the green agenda, the Feed in Tariff and engagement with residents.”
South Yorkshire Housing Association’s eco friendly successes include developing Europe’s first solar street in 2008, the first multi-residential development in the UK to get a BREEAM Excellence Award in 2010, and, most recently, a programme to install solar cells on 10 per cent of its housing stock – a project which is the largest single domestic solar project in the UK.