What could the climate crisis mean for housing association boards? (webinar)

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1:00pm - 2:00pm, 5 August 2019

This webinar will reflect on the role of boards in understanding and mitigating the risks which the climate crisis presents to housing associations. 

You will hear from housing associations how they are promoting sustainability through tackling fuel poverty, developing new zero carbon homes, promoting healthy living and future proofing our existing and new homes for the future. We’ll explore the role of boards in understanding these risks and championing new approaches. The speakers will be Noel Brosnan and Sarah McClelland.

Noel Brosnan is the Director of Asset Management at Octavia Housing and responsible for the delivery of repairs, planned works, reinvestment, the Environmental Impact Strategy and oversees Health and Safety for the organisation. He is most proud of his work on the Environmental Impact Strategy; in 2011 his team were responsible for delivering the UK’s first retrofit Passivhaus. He is leading on a very challenging target to get all Octavia’s homes up to an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C. In 2017 Octavia were named the Sustainable Homes Housing Provider of the year.

Sarah McClelland has been working in the environmental sector for over 10 years. With an MSc in Environmental Management, Sarah is able to put academic theory into practice to encourage behaviour change within the work place. Working closely with Cooler Projects she assisted in the writing and implementation of the first accredited Carbon Literacy course.

Since then she has gone on to give training to over 600 employees from a range of organisations including Great Places Housing Group, Salford Council Leaders, Southway Housing Trust, Mosscare Housing, BBC, City of Trees, Groundwork and Salford University. In each instance she has ensured the training is tailored to meet the needs of the participants. Her relaxed easy style builds rapport and encourages trainees to participate and question while her depth of experience and relevant knowledge ensures there is a good positive delivery of the course. She ensures that participants are engaged and empowered to take action in their workplace and at home.

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This webinar is free to join for all National Housing Federation members but prior registration and approval is required.

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We will send a link to a video recording of the webinar to everyone who registered, whether or not they joined live.

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