Instinctively Green has completed the phase one report and issued to the Cambridge City Council.
The phase one report confirms that there is interest in forming and delivering a co-housing project at Orchard Park, cambridge. The report confirms that a viable development with local constructors is possible.
A decision is expected from the City formally in the autumn.
Instinctively Green and CAR Ltd have completed a pilot project to devise and test a unique business focussed questionnaire which helps to gauge where companies and organisations are in terms of their approach to sustainability.
The pilot project followed on from the succesful series of Green Business Breakfasts run in the winter.
The pilot project proved that the tool is robust enough for use across businesses irrelevant of size or sector. It is hoped that the project can be refined and adopted as a useful mechanism to engage businesses in the sustainability journey.
We would like to thank South Cambs DC for funding the pilot.
Resident engagement is a really important activity. The UK is witnessing an increase in the number of people living in fuel poverty with many of those caught up in this trap, residents of local authority and housing association homes.
As part of a retrofit pilot project instigated by Hundred Houses Society in Cambridge, Instinctively Green and CAR Ltd prepared a bepoke engagement exercise. This involved engaging closely with the residents to understand their issues and concerns. These were captured and helped to for the brief for the professional team.
The project is now moving to the construction phase.
Adam has been invited to run a workshop on sustainability at the annual Hertfordshire Housing Conference organised by Perrins Solicitors.
Instinctively Green has been appointed by Greenhouse PR company to help them deliver a resident engagement project to establish a group of Green Resident Champions. An engagement project is currently being undertaken which will help the Green Champions understand how they can save energy and money.
Results of a monitoring project will be fed back to Swan’s resident’s conference.
Instinctively Green has been working with Hundred Houses Society on a resident engagement project for a potential retrofit project on some of the Society’s original homes. The Eastfield estate was the first site for the HHS’s first hundred homes. Most of the homes are single solid wall homes which are becoming hard to heat.
We carried out resident engagement work which has informed a professional team on the preferred affordable retrofit options.
We delivered the project with our partners Cambridge Architectural Research.
In partnership with CAR and South Cambs DC we are holding our third green business breakfast on Wed 29 Feb 2012 at South Cambs office in Cambourne. Start time 8am.
These events are proving very succesful and we will be piloting a new tool to help businesses understand how to start or improve their sustainability journey.
If you are interested in attending please contact me.
Adam has been invited to deliver a number of presentations over the recent few weeks. These included the RTPI Housing Design Seminar, the Interact construction network lunch and a CPD event on affordable sustainable housing to David Lock Associates.
If you are loooking for an interactive thought provoking speaker on sustainability and housing, why not get in touch.
We are pleased to report that the marketing of a unique co-housing project in Cambridge is underway. We are staffing a stand at the SmartLife Low Carbon project opening on Monday 31st October where you can learn more about this exciting housing scheme: Cambridge K1. Alternatively you can visit the Cambridge K1 co-housing web site.
On Monday night with Transition Cambridge we are holding a briefing event. If you are interested in attending please contact Adam Broadway through our website.
Working with South Cambs District Council we have recently held a workshop for local businesses with property to explore the issues around becoming a Greener business. The event held at South Cambs office in Cambourne was an invitation event. Thos attending highlighted an interest in the subject but drew attention to a range of issues and barriers.
Further events focussed on other sectors are being planned.
If you are a local Cambridge business and want to know more please get in touch