As one of the UK’s largest housing providers, Sanctuary is committed to reducing its environmental impact and is proud to support Scottish Housing Day 2021 - which this year has a theme of housing and the climate emergency.
Managing more than 8,000 homes in Scotland, and over 105,000 across the UK, we recognise that we have a big contribution to make towards tackling climate change.
In alignment with the Scottish Government’s ‘Housing to 2040’ plan, we’re working towards making our homes, both new-builds and existing properties, warmer and more affordable to heat, while reducing carbon emissions.
In Glasgow, we’re working with the City Council on a pilot to install equipment to monitor the energy efficiency on 10 properties at our Craigbank development, where homes have various levels of energy efficiency, including some at Passivhaus standard.
The results, as well as feedback from our residents, will help us to select an impactful energy specification that offers the best value for money for residents.
We also have projects running in our communities, including Toryglen, where we’re working on installing electric vehicle charging points and innovative lighting and CCTV powered by renewable sources.
Donna Williams, Sanctuary Director - Sustainability and Climate Change, said: “Improving the environmental performance of our homes - and supporting our residents through the process - is an enormous challenge requiring investment, new technology, and innovative approaches.
“We’re working hard to ensure that we are on track with Scottish Government’s ambitious targets to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 and making our homes more comfortable and affordable places to live for our residents.”
Our work in Scotland is part of our wider Environmental and Climate Change Strategy – which sets out our plans to work towards net-zero carbon emissions.