Greenoak Housing Association Ltd - research & good practice

research and good practice


Future proof housing?

As a learning organisation, Greenoak looks is keen to understand how well our homes perform in practice and to identify and share any learning.

The research contained in our publication ‘Future Proof Housing’ was funded by the Housing Corporation through an innovation and good practice grant and also by Greenoak Community Focus. It outlines the process Greenoak went through in developing its new model of ‘passive’ homes in the early 2000’s and evaluates the success of the homes. The research includes real energy and water use figures and detailed resident and staff feedback.

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Greenoak is a founding Member of the Good Homes Alliance Pathfinder Network – the new network for progressive housing associations

pathfinder member logo email sigThe main aim of the network is to facilitate housing associations in adopting enhanced sustainability, quality, health and performance standards for new housing developments. As with the GHA Vanguard Network, this will be achieved via the sharing of learning and best practice, creation of new resources and guidance, and through original research and demonstration projects.

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The network runs alongside NEF’s revamped SuperHomes retrofit network, with members benefitting from a dual membership offer and sustainable development expertise for both new-build and existing housing stock.

Greenoak is a member of the PassivHaus Trust

PASSIVHAUSTRUST MEMBEROur membership of the PassivHaus Trust enables us to learn from and network with leading PassivHaus experts, practitioners and academics and to access the latest technical information and experience in this area