Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods
Households are responsible for a large proportion of the carbon emissions in the Hastings Borough. An older housing stock, lack of insulation and use of inefficient techniques are responsible for these large carbon emissions. To address this challenge, Hastings Borough Council together with Optivo, Citizens Advice 1066 and Brighton and Hove Council are taking part in the SHINE project. SHINE stands for Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods.
The project will receive European funding through the Interreg 2 Seas programme. An international partnership, consisting of 14 Flemish, Dutch, French and British partners, will cooperate and will develop together a method to accelerate the renovation process of the housing stock in the 2 Seas region. In Hastings the activity will be focussed in Central St Leonards.
In Central St Leonards the project partners will carry out activities starting from September 2016 through to August 2020. In particular the project seeks to deliver renovation of dwellings to the NZE (near zero emission) level. The local partnership will inform residents and will support them in the renovation process of their properties. This support will consist of information sessions, energy scans, guidance by the voluntary energy experts and the organisation of local group purchases.