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Durley Chine Environmental Hub added to SDF Exemplars Library

Durley Chine Environmental Hub added to SDF Exemplars Library

The latest addition to the SDF's Exemplars Library is Durley Chine Environmental Hub, a multi-functional enhancement to Bournemouth's seafront. Its mission is to reduce waste, drive a step change in behaviour and build environmental guardianship of the coastline, ...
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CALECHE: supporting decisions for heritage renovation

Photo of cottages on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

The STBA, which is hosted by the SDF, has been confirmed as a Horizon Europe funded project leader for a three year period, working to deliver support for people-centred approaches to historic renovation projects, which balance embodied and ...
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New research from the Good Homes Alliance: incentivising better homes

New research from the Good Homes Alliance: incentivising better homes

A new publication by SDF Alliance member the Good Homes Alliance examines the thesis that a positive 'tipping point' has been reached when financial opportunity and the imperative to reach net zero by delivering sustainable buildings coincide ...
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Traditional Whole House Retrofit at Ton Pentre: monitoring results

Window reveal exposed prior to repair and installation of internal wall insulation (IWI)

The case study report on a multi-year project to deliver and assess a whole house retrofit of a small solid wall mid-terrace home in the South Wales Valleys has just been published. The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), ...
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National Retrofit Hub welcomes new co-directors

NRH co-directors

The National Retrofit Hub, which is hosted by the Sustainable Development Foundation in its development phase, has this summer welcomed Rachael Owens and Sara Edmonds as co-directors to lead the team and further its progress towards enabling the ...
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Good Homes Alliance announces Welsh Zero Carbon Hwb

Penderi retrofit programme - solar panels on roof of house

The SDF welcomes the announcement of the new Welsh Zero Carbon Hwb, which will help bring forward the benefits of carbon reduction for new and existing homes in the social housing sector across Wales ...
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Exemplar buildings in the running for UK Passivhaus Awards

UK Passivhaus Awards 2023

The Passivhaus Trust, part of the SDF Alliance, has announced the finalists for the 2023 UK Passivhaus Awards. Several projects that feature in the Sustainable Development Foundation Exemplars Library are among those vying for the top prize. Passivhaus ...
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Opening the door to mass timber

Mass Timber Insurance Playbook launch - ASBP

A new report that addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by developers of mass timber buildings, the Mass Timber Insurance Playbook, was launched this month by SDF Alliance member the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, with support ...
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SDF supports the launch of the National Retrofit Hub

National Retrofit Hub launch 1 March 2023 - Lynne Sullivan presenting

The SDF is delighted to be hosting the National Retrofit Hub during its development phase. We are working with multiple construction industry organisations, who have joined forces to create a new Hub to help propel high quality retrofit ...
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SDF Alliance impacts in 2022

SDF Alliance impacts in 2022

Levels of activity across the SDF Alliance programmes increased to record levels during 2022. Key impacts included ...
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