We believe in delivering new and refurbished homes that support a sustainable living environment.
All of our new affordable homes comply with Homes England’s energy efficiency and carbon emission requirements. Where it is financially viable we go further, creating homes that keep our customers’ utility bills ultra-low.
The energy performance (SAP rating) of all of Network’s homes is above the national average for housing associations and considerably better than the average for both private and public sector buildings.
We keep abreast of new technological developments to ensure that we can incorporate proven new building technologies and ways of working into our development model.
For example, we are currently testing Building Information Management (BIM) techniques on our 177 home Thrayle House redevelopment in Stockwell. We are also actively involved, with several other members of the London g15 group of London housing associations, in a project to explore how we can jointly commission new affordable homes using off-site manufacturing techniques, and we’ve identified two sites in Brent as potential opportunities to pilot the agreed approach.
On our major regeneration schemes we understand how important it is to target not just physical change but economic, social and environmental change to ensure the resulting communities are genuinely sustainable for the long term. The regeneration of Stockwell Park is a prime example of our approach.
Our work on sustainable development has been recognised with a number of awards, including winning ‘Residential Development of the Year’ at the Estates Gazette Green Awards for our eco-homes development in Homerton, and a Green Apple for the Built Environment award for Cambridge Street, beating over 200 other entries nationwide.