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Green Living

Green Living

Use this page to find out more about what Havebury can do to help you be more green

We have a commitment to becoming a greener organisation. We prove this in our five year plan, Our Journey to Excellence.  Havebury has pledged to try and reduce its carbon footprint by 20%

Read our 2015-2018 Environmental and Sustainability Strategy

Bury Free Press Awards 2015 – Green Award

October 2015, we made the shortlist of finalists for the Green Award at Bury Free Press Awards.


Get FREE energy efficient products

We want you to save water, energy and money. We have many free water saving products that can be easily installed in your home.


Turn2us Acting on Fuel Poverty Campaign

 
This winter, Turn2us is running its second annual Acting on Fuel Poverty campaign. This is to raise awareness of fuel poverty. And to show the support available for those struggling with their fuel costs.
 
There are currently an estimated 4.75 million households in fuel poverty in the UK. Around three-quarters of these households are on a low income*. Recent research commissioned by Turn2us** uncovered that people living in low income households are unaware of the potential support available to help with their fuel bills. And almost two-thirds (64%) are uncertain if they will meet these costs without experiencing financial hardship.
 
Turn2us has launched a dedicated campaign microsite which directs users to sources of help including:
 
The Turn2us Benefits Calculator. You can use this to work out which welfare benefits and tax credits you might get.
Claiming benefits entitlements can not only boost income. But can also act as a trigger for eligibility for various fuel poverty programmes
The Turn2us Grants Search database.

providing access to over 3,000 charitable funds Information pages on energy efficiency and energy efficiency grants

Which? Switch energy tariff comparison tool.

Accredited by Energywatch who si the industry regulator. The tool provides impartial energy advice and tariff comparisons from over 20 suppliers. In 2010, the average Which? Switch user saved £270 on their annual energy bill

For more information, please visit the turn2us website
 
* Source: Department of Energy and Climate Change. ** Turn2us Research Now survey conducted in September 2012 with 1010 adults on gross annual incomes of £20,000 and less
 

 

Energy bills

 
Don’t worry about your heating bills. Contact Home Heat Helpline?  The company represent energy suppliers and gives FREE advice. Call 0800 336699 or visit » Home Heat Helpline.  Or, contact your current supplier for advice.
 

 

Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow

Havebury is a member of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT).  This is a best practice group developed by Sustainable Homes in partnership with organisations including WWF, Bank of Scotland and the UK Green Building Council As members of the group, we sign up to an independent assessment of our environmental performance. As well as committing to improving our sustainability.
 
In the 2016 Public Sustainability Assessment. Havebury was one of the most environmentally friendly housing associations in the country, securing a silver award Companies signing up to be assessed by the SHIFT Index commit to being measured against a challenging set of targets for reduced carbon emissions, designed to mitigate against climate change and a broad range of environmental impacts SHIFT members are leading the way in terms of environmental management, and the latest SHIFT survey indicates that Havebury is ahead of the pack when measured on the sustainability of its strategy, offices and existing buildings.
 

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