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17.06.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

Using frameworks to drive renewables

To meet the UK’s net zero ambitions we need a sustained retrofit programme to reduce energy consumption, improve thermal performance and decrease the carbon impact of our buildings. Renewable technologies will play a critical role in addressing this challenge – but it can sometimes be difficult for clients when comparing and procuring different solutions.

That’s where frameworks help.

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05.06.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

A deep dive into PAS 2030 and 2035

In the realm of energy efficiency and building standards in the UK, PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 are critical. They provide guidelines and requirements for the installation of energy efficiency measures and the retrofit of buildings.

We take a look into the accreditation and its importance in the retrofit journey. 

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30.05.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

LHC’s new framework meets the complex needs of the market

Local authorities and housing associations are responsible for 6.3 million public sector buildings, and face increasing pressure to improve their existing stock by retrofit and decarbonisation to both meet the environmental targets, and support tenants through the energy and fuel crisis.

Through extensive pre-tender engagement LHC has designed its latest framework to support these challenges.

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16.05.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

How is decarbonisation funding supporting the retrofit challenge?

In the race to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, local authorities are facing one of the biggest changes, and therefore challenges, of a generation; retrofitting their existing housing stock to meet stringent decarbonisation requirements.

However, help is at hand...

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25.04.2024 by Clive Feeney, Group Managing Director

What a difference a year makes! Celebrating our first year as a CLG

Clive Feeney, LHC's Group Managing Director, reflects on the achievements and growth during LHC's first year as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), and how an updated strategic vision has led to new partnerships, growth opportunities and an increased focus on Social Value. 

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06.03.2024 by Jennifer Castle, Chief Operating Officer

Sustainability Reporting Standard: What Housing Associations must know

As the third greatest creator of CO2 emissions in the UK, behind energy and transport, the construction industry’s challenge to meet net zero isn’t going away. The demand for action is increasing, and institutions like housing associations are being asked what they are doing to meet the 2050 net zero goal.

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29.02.2024 by Payal Singhal

LHC partners with housing charity HACT to deliver social value

At LHC, our new social value strategy places it as a key element of our vision to improve lives and places through quality procurement solutions. Being the not-for-profit providers of high-quality procurement solutions, the strategy will complement our solution delivery to all public sector organisations by enhancing added value and supporting them to maximise public benefit from their procurement activity. To put this social awareness into practice, address societal challenges, and deliver sustainable, impactful change, we are collaborating with HACT – a leading charity in the social housing sector.

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19.02.2024 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

RetroFIT FOR a net zero FUTURE and help transform ideas into reality!

At LHC we over 30 years of experience delivering energy efficient and retrofit solutions to the public sector and as we enter the final stages of development of our latest net zero framework (N9) Retrofit and Decarbonisation, we are ready to support the government’s ambitious plan to turn the UK into a zero-carbon nation by 2050.

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06.02.2024 by Clive Feeney, Group Managing Director at LHC Procurement Group

A healthy retrofit market remains ready to deliver a net zero future

The push for net zero remains essential as we look to improve building stock, reduce operating costs, and deliver positive outcomes for occupants. Supply chain collaboration remains essential – in this time of innovation and change, sharing data, best practice and ideas will be important as we look to transform the sector.  

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17.01.2024 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

How to work with a fabric-first philosophy

In its Perspective and Pathways paper published in 2021, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) estimated that there were 29 million buildings in the UK requiring retrofit. Despite this, the industry still lacks a long-term, funded retrofit strategy.

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