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Providing energy efficient homes

What’s the progress?

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homes have received energy efficiency works to achieve EPC Band C since 2020.

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of care homes and 100% of our student accommodation is rated EPC C or above, with the majority of our student properties reaching B ratings.

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of new housing EPC B or above.

Improving homes in Leeds

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We’re committed to improving the energy efficiency at all our social housing properties to at least EPC band C by 2030. As part of our retrofit programme we’ve improved 212 homes in Holt Farm, Leeds, which will reduce fuel bills for customers and tackle damp and mould issues.

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EPC ratings of our homes

66% of our social housing properties have an EPC of band C or higher, slightly above the average sector performance.

We are also pleased that only 332 properties have the lowest rated EPC bands of F or G, all of which have been offered energy efficiency works.

It is our ambition to upgrade all of our social housing properties to EPC C by 2030.


Band A 0.18%
Band B 16.71%
Band C 48.88%
Band D 29.23%


Band E 4.51%
Band F 0.47%
Band G 0.03%


Row of homes in Chester

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

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The Government’s flagship Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) sets out to improve the energy efficiency of social rented homes. It will do this by upgrading a significant amount of the social housing stock currently below Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C up to that standard.

Building Passivhaus standard homes

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Our first homes to meet Passivhaus standards were built at the Newfield Square development in the Nitshill area of Glasgow. Passivhaus is the gold standard in low energy, eco homes.

Newfield Square Development

Row of new build houses in Althorne

Our first fully modular development

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Our 2022 development at Green Gables Business Centre in Evesham, was our first fully modular development. These energy efficient homes have less impact on the environment.

Building in a modular way leads to a reduction in emissions from materials, waste, and transport as sections of homes are efficiently built off-site, before being craned into position on-site.