Wales Net Zero Carbon Hwb Survey
In June 2023 the all-Wales Net Zero Carbon Hwb project commenced work. The Hwb been established by Welsh Government as an all-Wales agency to help developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and residential social landlords reduce the negative impacts of homes, in both building and operation.
The Hwb will be a collaborative portal open to all social housing providers, where building performance data, product information, case studies, reports and “best practice” guidance can be accessed. The Hwb will also develop and deliver a training programme to help social housing providers deliver the best possible outcomes for their newbuild and retrofit projects.
Social housing represents about a fifth of the homes in Wales. Welsh Government has set out a range of measures to address carbon reduction in this sector’s new and existing homes and the Hwb is one of those measures, alongside the existing Optimised Retrofit Programme and the Innovative Housing Programme.
Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, said: “We are in a climate emergency and projects like this will help us reach net zero by 2050. The Hwb will play a key role in helping developers, social landlords and their tenants reduce the carbon impact that housing has on carbon emissions. Importantly for Wales, the Hwb will help the social housing sector to go net zero early, bringing the benefits of low energy bills and healthy home environments to those who need it most.”
The consortium of partners delivering the project includes The Energy Saving Trust, Good Homes Alliance, TrustMark and SERO.
The Hwb is also working in partnership with valued existing organisations such as CEWales to help reach out to the wider supply chain and Local Authorities, via the CLAW Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales network.
The Hwb will need to ensure that its outputs and deliverables are directly relevant and helpful to the supply chain, Local Authorities and Housing Associations, to help inform do this the Hwb has created a set of short online industry questionnaire surveys whose links are below.
CEWales supports the aims of the Hwb and is pleased to be able to assist with the surveys, we encourage you to complete them by the deadline of 16th October 2023.
Online Survey Link
LAs - survey link
Supply chain - survey link