Hastoe wins major Green Homes award for innovation

24/10/2011
24 October 2011

Hastoe wins major Green Homes award for innovation

Hastoe Housing Association has won the Social Housing Provider of the Year - Innovative Approach to Green Homes Award – Sponsored by MITIE Property Management.

The announcement was made at a special environmentally friendly awards ceremony in London last week, hosted by comedian, writer, actor and environmental campaigner Marcus Brigstocke, and organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister-publication Sustainable Housing.

Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive at Hastoe, said: "We are particularly thrilled that this award recognises our innovative approach and our green credentials as theses are two major areas of focus for us. We believe that it is essential to try new ways of tackling the issues we face – sometimes they will not succeed but sometimes we will discover a new approach that benefits residents, providers and the environment."
 
Jess McCabe, the editor of Sustainable Housing, said: ‘In the last year, sustainability in the housing sector has moved on from being a talking point to one of genuine action. This time next year, the government’s multi-billion pound flagship retrofit scheme, the green deal, will kick off and when it does so sustainability will finally move from being a buzz-word to being a major opportunity for economic growth. Social landlords have been at the forefront of this progress to date - and based on the exceptional calibre of our winners this year they will continue to lead the government’s "retrofit revolution".
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