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SHAP's Monthly Newsletter | April 2021

SHAP's news round-up for the sustainable housing sector
Hello and welcome to the new-look SHAP newsletter! We hope you like the new, quick-scroll format. Let us know what you want to read about and what your key issues are in our sector: email: - we’re always glad to hear from you.

Whole-life carbon roadmap (image: UKGBC)
Whole-life carbon roadmap (image: UKGBC)
In this issue
Zero-carbon Rugeley | circular housing | sector news & videos | Social posts | Sector events, blogs & links
SHAP Project News
Zero Carbon Rugeley
SHAP is working on the proposition for a Smart Local Energy System (SLES) for Rugeley alongside the Engie redevelopment of Rugeley Power Station, collaborating closely with Engie on retrofit through work packages on new build standards. Further news and details below.
Circular social housing: CHARM newsletter #8
Sustainability in housing event
SHAP’s Rosemary Coyne chaired the Panel Session on Solutions for Sustainable Delivery for a Green Recovery for next week’s National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Climate Change and Sustainability in Housing online conference. Rosemary was joined by panelists from Axis Design, Retrofit Academy, Enhabit and National Housing Federation.
You can access the SHAP-led Panel Session as part of next week’s NHF online event content - click their Tweet below for event info.
NHF Events
Hear from our brilliant #NHFClimate speakers and @natfednews staff on why next week's event is so important. Watch until the end for a strong call to action from the next generation.

Join us next week:
Sustainable Housing News
‘Staggering ineptitude’: £1.5bn green homes scheme axed
Government boosts energy efficiency spending to £1.3 billion with extra funding for green homes - GOV.UK
Worth a watch
Recent presentation from Mark Farmer (author of ‘The Farmer Report’) themed: ‘Modernise or Die: the construction sector’s journey since 2016’ and includes references to recently published reports including CITB ‘Building skills for net zero’ - IPPR ‘Skills for a green recovery’ - CLC ‘Industry skills plan’, plus several other recent reports and papers relevant to the social housing sector.
Mark Farmer video
Mark Farmer video
Social Media
A round-up of SHAP’s latest news on the social channels.
SHAP is proud to be supporting @UKGBC on developing a Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, which aims to build a common vision for achieving a #NetZero carbon #BuiltEnvironment
West Midlands CA on Twitter: "We've got the go ahead for our plan to put the region on track for net zero by 2041
📢SHAP Bulletin: SHAP's tireless fuel poverty campaign at regional level sees their Warm Homes Save Lives (WHSL) implementation on the horizon 😊 -
@WestMids_CA @MarchesEnergy @Act_on_energy
Alan Yates
This is fantastic news in terms of supporting the housing retrofit programme in the West Midlands and as @SHAPwestmids Chairman I am delighted that we have been a key player in working up these proposals
Well done @SHAPwestmids for keeping #fuelpoverty alleviation at the front of our minds and actions. Keep up the good work!

#Peoplematter #communitymatters #housing #poverty #inclusion
Sector Blogs & Links
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