New school for housebuilding’s supply chain

A resource aimed at helping the housebuilding sector get to grips with sustainability challenges has been launched. The new Supply Chain Sustainability School for Homes is the latest initiative from the school, a collaboration dedicated to developing sustainability competence in the built environment supply chain. The school’s initial focus has been on the construction sector, with groups for infrastructure and facilities, and homes is the third group.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School offers targeted learning and support on sustainability issues including materials, carbon, environmental management, waste, water, biodiversity, ethics, community, and procurement.

Speaking at the event, Julia Moulder, development director of Catalyst Housing said the affordable housing provider had had to become increasingly conservative because of growing government constraints, and called on the supply chain to help it deliver sustainable homes. “We need very simple solutions that don’t break down,” she said. “We need the appropriate technology for an appropriate customer base in an appropriate situation.”

Chair of the school, Shaun McCarthy said, “The school can not only help the supply chain win more work, but, more importantly, make good on its sustainability promises, as members learn more and become increasingly confident delivering against this key homes agenda.”

Homes school industry partners include: Linden Homes, Grosvenor, Kier Homes, Lovell, Wates Living Space and Willmott Dixon. Knowledge partners include: Home Builders Federation, Zero Carbon Hub, and CITB.

Delivery partner for the school is Action Sustainability.

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