COP26 | Retrofitting in action: lessons learned from ForHousing

Retrofitting will play a key part in helping the UK meet its net zero carbon goal. ForHousing shares its practical approach to tackling the issue and making its properties sustainable in the latest episode of Place North West‘s COP26 podcast series.

As part of the COP26 podcast series, we’ve talked about retrofitting quite a lot – from a general overview of the issue to best practices. But what’s it like on the ground level?

ForHousing has embarked on an assertive course of action to retrofit its properties, with all its properties set to be EPC band C by 2030. It’s also working with the University of Southampton to research the best ways to retrofit going forward.

With that in mind, we recruited ForHousing group chief executive Colette McKune to share the lessons learned from putting retrofitting best practices into action.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to hear McKune share actionable insights into retrofitting.

ForHousing is a progressive and innovative social landlord that owns and maintains more than 24,000 homes across the North West. With a focus on tenants and communities, ForHousing strives to improve lives every day, providing quality homes and places.

This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this November.

In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.

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