Green Housing Forum @ Incommunities – Shipley, West Yorkshire
This year's Green Housing Forum will be focusing on the 'age of austerity' and discussing the effects of progressive cost cutting in social housing for nearly a decade and will be hosted by InCommunities at their office in Shipley, West Yorkshire on Tuesday 14th November 2017.
Delegates will be discussing whether cost-led decision-making in the maintenance and specification of products for social housing has had a negative impact on the safety and well-being of residents? The Grenfell tragedy has brought this question sharply into focus.
If the time has come to invest, is it also time to refocus on the wider sustainability agenda and the social, environmental and financial benefits of responsibly managed social housing?
Geraldine Howley - Group Chief Executive, Incommunities Group
The event will be opened by Geraldine.
Dr Graeme Sherriff, Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit
Dr Graeme Sherriff is a research fellow at the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Salford. SHUSU seeks to understand complex social issues and work towards social justice and environmental sustainability within the urban environment.
Begum Nash - Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Homes
Begum will be delivering a presentation on the state of sustainability in housing & the business case for investment.
Tom Garnett, Director - Toriga Energy, Travis Perkins Group
A qualified Chartered Surveyor for over 20 years and BREEAM assessor, Tom Garnett is a Director of Toriga Limited, a Travis Perkins Group company. Tom brings a wealth of experience having worked in both the private and public sector, including the MOD and Local Authorities. Tom will cover the new HeatRHIght funding framework and the Warm Homes Fund, offering the potential to fully fund heat pump installations.
Iain Bevan - Commercial Director for Heating & Renewables, Daikin UK
With over eight years’ experience of delivering renewable heat solutions to social housing, Iain Bevan is the Commercial Director for Heating and Renewables at Daikin UK.
What To Expect
This years' Green Housing Forum will address:
• Why lowest capital expenditure is not always the best solution when specification decisions are being made. How do we ensure whole-life cycle costs outweigh upfront capital expenditure?
• How should we measure the true impact of solutions: safety, lower environmental impact, alleviation of fuel poverty, improved tenant health, future proofing and long-term sustainability?
• How can social landlords reconfigure decision-making to deliver these benefits?
• What can be done to help social landlords access and invest in future-proofed innovation that will deliver long-term benefits?