SHINE project - Sustainable houses in inclusive neighbourhoods

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Houses and flats are responsible for 40% of all carbon emissions in Brighton & Hove and the city has over 15,000 households living in fuel poverty according to latest estimates. We are taking part in the SHINE project to tackle these issues.

SHINE stands for Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods.

The project was approved in August 2016 and will receive European funding from the Interreg 2 Seas programme. An international partnership of 14 Flemish, Dutch, French and British partners will work together to explore different ways to speed up renovation and behaviour change for residents in the partner areas.

In Brighton & Hove we will be working with council tenants and leaseholders from September 2016 until August 2020.

The aims of the project are to

  • carry out targeted work with residents in council housing properties to monitor the impact of maintenance and capital works programmes and behaviour change on energy efficiency and fuel costs
  • provide a rolling programme of energy efficiency/fuel poverty awareness training for staff, contractors and residents
  • train and support a cohort of volunteer resident energy experts to provide advice, support and signposting to residents
  • provide energy saving kits and energy advice visits for residents and test new technology to track and reduce energy use