Stakeholder roundtable on energy issues and policy in housing in multiple occupancy

Future Climate and CURE will be organizing a Stakeholder Roundtable to discuss the emerging findings from our research into energy issues in houses of multiple occupation, which is being funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust. The event will take place in Central London on Tuesday 25 February 2014, from 10:00am until 12noon.

The roundtable is part of the HOME project, which seeks to improve current understandings of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to enable fuel poverty and energy efficiency policy interventions to address them more effectively.  In particular, we are developing a typology of HMOs through literature review and stakeholder interviews, and exploring the likely impacts of policies such as the forthcoming private rented sector regulations (minimum energy performance standards), Energy Performance Certificates, Energy Companies Obligation and Green Deal, and likely changes to the fuel poverty target.  We are also investigating the challenges of enforcing HMO licencing and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, particularly as they relate to energy efficiency.  These areas are being analysed at both the national level and local level, with one case study examining the experiences in Manchester.

The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss the emerging findings from our research and explore the implications of a range of recommendations for policy and practice, in both the short and longer term. These discussions will inform our final report for the project and we are keen to have a range of views represented at the event.

Those interested in the event need to contact Brooke Flanagan at brooke@futureclimate.org.uk. Places are limited.

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