Practice case study

Social housing retrofit for energy and overheating (London)

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) received £7 million through the Government’s Decent Homes Programme to improve its social housing assets. The Council was successful in seeking an additional £3.6 million from the London Development Agency’s Innovation and Opportunity Fund to include climate change adaptation features alongside the Decent Homes maintenance work. The case study highlights how carrying out maintenance work was an opportunity for LBBD to improve property-level resilience to climate change. The case study is a summary of Your social housing in a changing climate, written by Sustainable Homes for the London Climate Change Partnership.

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