ForHousing appoints interim director of sustainability

Mark Lowe will focus on helping the social landlord reduce carbon emissions and reach the country’s net zero targets.

Lowe has worked with ForHousing for more than 20 years, most recently as the director of assets. In his new role, he will help ensure all existing properties are EPC Band C by 2030. Lowe will also contribute to designs to make new builds carbon zero by 2028 and ensure that the company’s main suppliers have issued sustainability commitments.

Lowe said he was “really proud” to be named director of sustainability.

“It will be a challenging role, and we will all, staff, tenants and our colleagues in the sector, need to pull together to ensure we achieve net-zero,” he said.

“Sustainability needs to run through every single decision we make, both professionally and personally.”

Lowe also described how he would with tenants on meeting the landlord’s sustainability goals.

“Tenants are at the heart of our approach,” he said. “My team and I will be working closely with tenants to share simple tips on living greener such as how to save energy to reduce bills while helping to protect our planet.

“I’m passionate about achieving net-zero and ensuring the homes we provide are fit for the future,” Lowe continued. “I’m really looking forward to getting everyone involved as we focus on providing top-quality and sustainable homes.”

ForHousing chief executive Colette McKune emphasised the company’s commitment to sustainability.

“Over the next decade, what we do to get to net-zero will have a major impact on the world we live in,” she said. “As a people-focused business, we want to ensure we do all we can to secure the future of the planet for the next generation. Not doing anything is not an option.

“Mark’s role reflects our dedication as an organisation to delivering on zero-carbon housing,” McKune continued. “We are focused on creating quality homes and places that make more things possible for more people.”

Eccles-based ForHousing owns and manages more than 24,000 homes in the North West.

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