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Two housing associations – Catalyst Housing Association and Raven Housing Trust – came to us separately with the same mission: achieving net-zero emissions from their entire operations.
This included their ‘scope 3 emissions’ ie from their housing stock, which represents approximately 95% of total emissions.
Catalyst had aspirations to be net-zero carbon but was uncertain how to do this and what resources would be required. Bioregional thoroughly investigated our operations and assigned its experts to identify the key parts of our carbon footprint and outline a series of options available. As a result, our Executive team are now more aware of the challenges ahead and we have a clear direction for taking our next steps on our zero-carbon journey.Stephen Edwards, Catalyst Housing Group
We worked closely with both Catalyst and Raven to create bespoke zero-carbon roadmaps that outlined a strategy for reaching net-zero.
Using our carbon footprinting expertise and understanding of the sector, Bioregional:
We also ran engagement workshops with senior leadership including the chief executives to help get buy-in to the process and disseminate understanding.
The work that Bioregional did for us was great to help us understand where we needed to focus our efforts in achieving net-zero and to frame the challenge for the work ahead.Joanna Hills, Director of Assets and Services at Raven Housing Trust
Both Raven and Catalyst have adopted these zero-carbon roadmaps and are in the process of developing extensive retrofit plans, as well as tactics for engaging tenants.