Haig Housing is committed to make responsible decisions that will reduce our negative impact on the environment.

We are building our capability towards Net Zero. We want to make all Haig properties more energy efficient, to make it more affordable for you to heat your home by using less energy.

Find out more about the roll out of our sustainability programme here


Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

Haig Housing has been successful in securing £2.6 million in funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ).

This is a real achievement for our team and our partners and it will help the Trust drive its ambitious strategy to reduce it’s carbon footprint and explore how to decarbonise all 1,500 of our homes.

The aim of the SHDF is to ensure social housing homes will have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of C, by 2030 and will:

  • deliver warm, energy-efficient homes
  • reduce carbon emissions
  • tackle fuel poverty
  • support green jobs
  • develop the retrofit sector
  • improve the comfort, health and well-being of tenants

Haig is working in partnership with E.On Energy Solutions and work will be tied in to existing planned and cyclical maintenance works with the aim of keeping the disturbance to residents to a minimum. Working on a worst-first, fabric-first approach using measures such as external wall insulation, loft, cavity wall and underfloor insulation, some properties will alse receive renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels.

Net Zero – What does it mean?

Net Zero for the UK means that the amount of carbon/greenhouse gases emitted by the UK minus any ‘offsets’ (e.g. carbon absorption through mass tree planting) or ‘capture’ (deployment of carbon capture technologies) equals zero, or better.

Reaching Net Zero in the UK

In 2019, the UK Government and the devolved administrations committed to the Net Zero target as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.

Reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires extensive changes across the economy, changes which are unprecedented in scale.

The Government has legislated for the UK to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Why is this important?

As an estimated 26% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from our homes, housing providers have a key part to play in the road to Net Zero. Haig Housing is committed to taking the action needed to reduce our negative impact on the environment.

Our plan is to create warmer, more energy efficient homes as well as ensuring our operations are Net Zero by 2050 in accordance with Government guidance.

Haig has appointed E.ON as our delivery partner for the sustainable homes element of this programme.

Have a question? Contact us

If you have a question about Sustainability and our plans, please email sustainability@haighousing.org.uk