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Climate Change Hackathon


At Housing 2020: the Virtual Housing Festival, we hosted a climate change hackathon, bringing together people from across the housing sector to find solutions to address the climate emergency.


While a plethora of technology and solutions already exist to tackle climate change within new and existing homes, we asked hackers how to engage, educate and motivate the entire sector (including tenants and homeowners) to adopt a climate emergency approach to their decision making.


Hackers worked together in teams to innovate solutions in quick 2-hour bursts with 3 ideas being shortlisted by the end of the day:


Idea 1: Housing Associations will only accept net zero carbon section 106 properties derived from fabric design not eco bling


Idea 2: A residents’ assembly to co-design climate change policy with their social housing provider to advocate for funding for energy efficient retrofits which may be tied to safety upgrades.


Idea 3: A ’fabric first’ approach to retrofit, with organisations teaming up with local colleges to equip local people with retrofitting training and skills


After hundreds of votes from across the sector, the winning idea was idea 3 - congratulations to the team!


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