Connecting energy efficiency and social sustainability – innovative approaches to housing and retrofitting in Freiburg, Germany

Since the 1990s, as one of the world’s leading examples of sustainable urban development, the German city of Freiburg has received numerous awards. It is home to new city districts like Vauban and Rieselfeld, both renowned for hosting a high quality of life.


Emerging Trends in Construction

In January 2020 I presented at the National Housing Maintenance Forum Conference on the theme of Emerging Trends in Construction. I wanted to focus on the undercurrents that I think will significantly affect social housing organisations as construction clients over the next few years.


The world of tomorrow…today - how emerging technology could revolutionise our sector

One of the key themes that was discussed at this year’s annual conference was how new technology and innovation are driving service improvements


An innovative joint venture approach to repairs and maintenance

An unrelenting focus on delivering excellent customer services runs through everything at Wheatley Group, Scotland’s largest housing, property management and care organisation.


Improving decisions on stock using new technology & data

Understanding the sustainability and longevity of an asset is a complex process. None more so than in the housing context when that asset is a customer’s home.


An integrated approach to IoT deployment

With a growing number of social landlords looking to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help solve their problems, there are new challenges emerging relating to scaled up deployment and benefits realisation.


Our mission statement

The centre of excellence for improving property performance