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Free resources available to promote smart meters to tenants

SFHA has been working with Smart Energy GB to promote the roll out of smart meters across Scotland. This year, we want to support our members to reach out to tenants on low incomes to let them know the potential benefits of having their own smart meter.  

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Fire Safety in Building Standards Consultation

The Scottish Government has consulted on proposed changes to building standards, including plans to require fire sprinklers in all new build flats. SFHA consulted widely with members before responding.

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Update on Mixed Tenure Tenements

The challenge of repairing and maintaining mixed tenure tenements is increasingly becoming an issue for housing associations. This article provides an update on work to make it easier for landlords and owners to carry out common repairs.

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Update on Fire Safety - August 2018

Following the Grenfell tragedy there has been an increased focus on fire safety in buildings.  The Scottish Government plans to introduce higher standards for fire and smoke alarms in existing homes.  It has also opened a consultation on fire safety in building standards.

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Momentum Continues on Tenement Repairs Challenges

There are increasing concerns on the condition of mixed tenure tenements in Scotland with a need for a solution to require owners to invest in common repairs.

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Scottish Government launches consultation on post-2020 Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing (EESSH)

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on proposed energy efficiency standards for social housing post 2020.  These standards would aim to help address fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.  The EESSH2 standards are highly ambitious – with a target EPC of Band B for 2032 for the vast majority of homes.  The consultation, which opened in May, is open for 3 months.  

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SHR Enquiry into Repairs Finds Improved Performance

A thematic enquiry into repairs by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has found that tenants place a significant emphasis on repairs. It has also found that social landlords’ performance is improving.

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Increasing fuel poverty is “deeply worrying”

Scottish Government’s new definition has resulted in higher fuel poverty rates than the existing definition for households in the social and private rented sectors.

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Clydebank Housing Association to host smart heat housing conference

The latest in the Smart Social Housing series of events, ‘Making Sense of Sensors’ will focus on the rise of smart heating and web enabled thermostats and explore how new, remote home sensor technologies could revolutionise the management of housing stock.

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2000th Heating Milestone Achieved

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership shares details about their heating upgrade system.

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First wave of SPA’s refurbishment, minor works and energy efficiency workshops announced

SPA announce workshops to discuss and shape upcoming frameworks.

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First of its kind energy advice contract goes live for housing sector

The contract will give housing associations and councils quick and easy access to companies that can provide bespoke energy advice for their tenants and residents to help them make savings on their energy bills.

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Over half a million pounds to provide alternatives to car ownership

The Plugged-in Households Grant Fund will support eight housing associations across Scotland to procure the services of car clubs.

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