Greenoak Housing Association Ltd - zero carbon strategy

Zero carbon strategy

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Greenoak is proud to publish its Zero Carbon Strategy summary document.

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This strategy, approved by the Board in August 2021, is the culmination of months of work by our Board and Executive Team. It also forms a key part of Greenoak’s wider business strategy, which identifies climate change mitigation and adaptation as urgent and core elements of our business.

Greenoak recognises that the scale of the global climate emergency requires rapid changes including;

  • Decarbonisation across all activities in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate change
  • Adaption of our homes to the changing climate to ensure they remain healthy and affordable places to live now and long into the future.

Our Zero Carbon Strategy outlines our approach to meeting this challenge over the coming years in order to transition to a zero carbon organisation.

Sustainability has been a key driver for Greenoak for over 20 years. Having adopted our first sustainability policy in 1999, we moved away from developer-led and design and build schemes, recognising the long-term risk of creating low quality homes that would be unfit for a healthy and low carbon future. Our preferred option has been to work with expert design teams to develop low environmental impact housing in the social sector, ensuring our new build homes bring together good design and low running costs from the outset.

Greenoak wants to build on our previous work, experience and current best practice to address the performance of the whole stock and then across our business operations.

Our Zero Carbon Strategy document summarises our baseline position in terms of policy and stock profile, identifies our key targets and timescales and outlines our expected transition.

If you would like a digital copy of our Zero Carbon Strategy, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..