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    Water and Housing Inquiry

    The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) will be conducting a Parliamentary Inquiry into Water and Housing.

    This Inquiry will investigate how the Government's ambition of building millions of new homes can be realised by building the sustainable, resilient communities of the future. Secure of water supply, and resilient to future floods and drought – these new housing developments will provide the template for ensuring the sustainable use of water for future generations and the environment. 

    Policy Connect always works cross-party, and the WSBF Inquiry will be co-chaired by Labour's Angela Smith MP (pictured left) and Conservative Peer Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (pictured right).

    Please contact Jim Clark for more details. 

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    Water and housing - where next?

    On 19th April 2017, WSBF held a roundtable event in Parliament to discuss the future of water and hosuing policy in the UK.

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    Are we Warmer and Greener yet?

    One year on from the WSBF's Warmer & Greener report, we examine recommended changes to the ECO scheme.

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    1997 - Prescott pumps the water sector: what progress have we made?

    Looking at how the water industry has changed since 1997: structure, executive pay, leakage and customer service.

    Policy Connect will be investigating the future of water and housing policy in the UK, in a new in depth research inquiry.  Contact WSBF Manager Jim Clark to register your interest.

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    Adaptable 'lego block' buildings needed for resilient future cities

    New buildings must be adaptable to respond to climate change

     

    Ant Wilson MBE of AECOM attended WSBF's Built to Last event in Parliament, and said that new construction projects must be built in movable blocks and units, so that the building can be adapted or deconstructed with ease based on future requirements. 

    This 'lego blocks' design would make buildings much more adaptable to the changing climate. Mr Wilson maintained that there was significant room for improvement in the construction industry in understanding how to build adequately cool buildings and prevent overheating.

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    Report follow-up conference

    Warmer & Greener: A guide to the future of domestic energy efficiency

     

    The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) will be organising a 18-month follow-up conference to review the report’s recommendations and progress made in the policy area since its publication. The new government commitments on energy efficiency in the Clean Growth Strategy will be discussed.

    This event will be held 9.30 - 11.30am Thursday 30th November in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster.

    Speakers: Peter Aldous MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Sarah KW (MIMA), Claudia Jaksch (Policy Connect)

    To find out more about the follow-up conference, please click here.

    To download the 'Warmer & Greener' report, please click here.

     

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    Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust joins WSBF Inquiry

     

    “We have a rare moment of opportunity to make the next million homes in England brilliant and truly sustainable."

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    Are we Warmer and Greener yet?

    Find out at our follow-up event:

    9.30 - 11.30am Thursday 30th November 2017

    Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster

    Email Jim Clark to register your place.

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    Thames Water joins WSBF Inquiry

     

    “Some of the biggest developments in our region are planned for areas where there is the least capacity in our water supplies and wastewater systems... and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum’s inquiry is an important opportunity to explore how to get that balance right."

     

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