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17.06.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

Using frameworks to drive renewables

To meet the UK’s net zero ambitions we need a sustained retrofit programme to reduce energy consumption, improve thermal performance and decrease the carbon impact of our buildings. Renewable technologies will play a critical role in addressing this challenge – but it can sometimes be difficult for clients when comparing and procuring different solutions.

That’s where frameworks help.

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05.06.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

A deep dive into PAS 2030 and 2035

In the realm of energy efficiency and building standards in the UK, PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 are critical. They provide guidelines and requirements for the installation of energy efficiency measures and the retrofit of buildings.

We take a look into the accreditation and its importance in the retrofit journey. 

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30.05.2024 by Nick Beard, LHC's Technical Manager

SPA’s new framework meets the complex needs of the market

Local authorities and housing associations are responsible for 6.3 million public sector buildings, and face increasing pressure to improve their existing stock by retrofit and decarbonisation to both meet the environmental targets, and support tenants through the energy and fuel crisis.

Through extensive pre-tender engagement SPA has designed its latest framework to support these challenges.

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29.02.2024 by Payal Singhal

LHC partners with housing charity HACT to deliver social value

At LHC, our new social value strategy places it as a key element of our vision to improve lives and places through quality procurement solutions. Being the not-for-profit providers of high-quality procurement solutions, the strategy will complement our solution delivery to all public sector organisations by enhancing added value and supporting them to maximise public benefit from their procurement activity. To put this social awareness into practice, address societal challenges, and deliver sustainable, impactful change, we are collaborating with HACT – a leading charity in the social housing sector.

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06.02.2024 by John McCollum

Get to know: Ross Barty

Just one month in and Ross Barty is already hitting the ground running as our new Regional Business Manager. We caught up with him to have a chat and find out how it’s going and to learn a bit more about him and his role. Let's dive into his journey and explore what lies ahead for him and SPA!

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06.02.2024 by Clive Feeney, Group Managing Director at LHC Procurement Group

A healthy retrofit market remains ready to deliver a net zero future

The push for net zero remains essential as we look to improve building stock, reduce operating costs, and deliver positive outcomes for occupants. Supply chain collaboration remains essential – in this time of innovation and change, sharing data, best practice and ideas will be important as we look to transform the sector.  

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17.01.2024 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

How to work with a fabric-first philosophy

In its Perspective and Pathways paper published in 2021, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) estimated that there were 29 million buildings in the UK requiring retrofit. Despite this, the industry still lacks a long-term, funded retrofit strategy.

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17.11.2023 by John McCollum

48 homes of the future in Kilmarnock

On the former site of Silverwood Primary School in Kilmarnock 48 new homes will be built by CCG for East Ayrshire Council.

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21.09.2023 by Justin Costello, Head of Marketing

National frameworks provide solutions to address the RAAC crisis!

With 39 schools identified as having the problem, the RAAC crisis needs to be addressed with urgency.  But how can we resolve this challenge at scale and with speed, to avoid putting pupil safety at any further risk? Jennifer Castle, Chief Operating Officer at LHC Procurement Group (LHC), discusses how LHC is ready to support the public sector.

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07.07.2023 by Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement

Rolling on the road to net zero

Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at the LHC Group responds on behalf of the not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider in response to the government’s Net Zero Review. 

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