Tools and resources

Here you'll find links to tools and resources to help housing associations with decarbonisation. This page is updated regularly.


Smaller housing associations and the road to zero carbon

Recorded 20 June 2022, this webinar explores the issues raised in a new decarbonisation briefing for smaller housing associations, including support and funding.


Electric heat pumps

Electric heat pumps are likely to be the dominant solution to how we green our homes. During this webinar, recorded 10 February 2022, we discussed the following:

  • What are heat pumps and how do they work?
  • Why have they emerged as the dominant solution for zero carbon housing?
  • What will the impact on tenants be?
  • Are heat pumps the answer for all homes?
  • Are they an affordable solution?

What is the cost of making our homes zero carbon and how can this be funded?

This webinar recorded 4 November 2021 features representatives from Savills, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Turner and Townsend.


How can we as a sector navigate our way to net zero?

This webinar recorded 7 October 2021 reviewed one of the key parts of the NHF decarbonisation project. 


Funding for green retrofitting

During this webinar in March 2021, we heard directly from the government about funding opportunities for green retrofit work on housing association properties, focusing on plans for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.


Practical resources

Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

We highly recommend the work of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator that has been supporting social housing providers to access and deploy the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and they cover both strategic and practical skills. They have a series of podcasts, webinars and a knowledge hub and more resources are released regularly.

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Northern Housing Consortium

The Northern Housing Consortium have also brought together a useful set of practical and strategic resources to draw upon.

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Residents’ voices in the net zero journey

Communication is key if social landlords are to deliver the decarbonisation agenda say PlaceShapers and Tpas.

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Social housing tenants' climate jury

The Northern Housing Consortium and partners have launched a first of its kind Tenants’ Jury to understand how tenants, social housing providers and others can work together to tackle climate change in our homes and neighbourhoods.

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Social Housing Toolkit

A practical guide from the Retrofit Academy CIC to help social landlords and local authorities deliver effective retrofit measures that will benefit all you and your tenants and deliver warm, comfy, and efficient homes for all.

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Climate action: energy, planning and housing

The LGA collates best practice case studies of local authority climate action, often including work to local authority homes which housing associations may find useful.

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Who to speak to

Will Jeffwitz, Head of Policy