Southern Housing Group has scooped BRE's award for the housing association that has developed and constructed the highest number of social homes through BRE since the Code for Sustainable Homes became operational in March 2007, with a total of 1076 homes certified at post construction.
BRE runs the scheme on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government, and presented the award to Dale Meredith, Southern Housing Group's Development Director, and Environmental Sustainability Officer, Will Routh, at a ceremony on Monday 3 June 2013.
Dale says: "The Code for Sustainable Homes has really driven the development of environmentally sustainable housing over the last six years. It has helped Southern Housing Group to focus on the fabric of the building as well as trying out new technologies.
"By using CSH, Southern Housing Group is reducing carbon emissions while providing warm homes that are affordable for our residents to live in.”
The objectives of our Environmental Sustainability Strategy include, “Delivering affordable warmth and reducing fuel poverty”. Central to this is constructing new homes to CSH level three and above, employing a fabric-first approach to ensure that the homes are well insulated and airtight.