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Creating healthier and more resilient homes: a year in review
Connected Places Catapult’s Homes for Health and Resilience 23/24 Programme has delivered a series of tangible goals – and there is much to look forward to this coming financial year.
Minding the gaps in London
Ask any Londoner what the city’s greatest challenge is and they’ll probably mention the housing crisis – or, more specifically, the affordable housing crisis.
Introducing the Homes & Housing Advisory Board Members
Connected Places Catapult has announced a new Homes and Housing Advisory Board with 11 members.
Housing retrofit challenges and future opportunities explained
Making homes more energy efficient is the aim of efforts by Connected Places Catapult and the housing sector to promote retrofit.
Beyond these four walls
Housing is often viewed as a silo within the built environment value chain. But if we’re going to rise to the 21st century’s housing challenges by unleashing innovation, we need to think about housing as a network of markets and ecosystems.
Using real-world testing to empower places, people, and businesses
Society has no shortage of innovative ideas or technologies to solve problems. The challenge is knowing whether these solutions can unlock the best outcomes for people and places.
Energy-efficient homes are an economic must
With a danger of blackouts this winter amid soaring energy prices and great hardship for swathes of the population, well-insulated properties could drive down the nationwide demand for energy and household bills. Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute, reflects on how improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock is vital for a successful transition to a net-zero economy.
Empowering residents with data-driven solutions to combat cold and damp housing
Cold and damp homes have been proven to have damaging impacts on physical and mental health, especially for the most vulnerable groups in society.