Bield’s elderly tenants share green goals for future generations as part of Scottish Housing Day

Bield's elderly tenants share green goals for future generations as part of Scottish Housing Day

Bield wants to encourage discussions about what sustainability means to tenants and staff

Tenants across the country have been sharing the kind of world they want to see for their grandchildren for Scottish Housing Day.

Bield Housing and Care has marked the date by encouraging tenants to engage in conversations around this year’s theme of sustainable housing.

The housing provider has taken the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability with staff and tenants by discussing what sustainability means to them and how everyone can play a part in creating a more sustainable future.

The charity has also launched an online initiative, with a short video of tenants talking about the kind of world they want for their grandchildren, in the hope it will encourage more people to get talking about the issues we face.

Liz Peacock, head of development and sustainability at Bield, said: “We’re really proud to be celebrating Scottish Housing Day and showcasing that housing is more than bricks and mortar; it’s also about the people that live there and the difference we can make to wider society.

“This year, Scottish Housing Day raises awareness of important challenges facing the industry as we look to meet upcoming sustainability standards and set our own green ambitions.”

Bield has revealed its commitments to integrating sustainability into its day-to-day operations and has recently made new sustainability hires – with net carbon manager, Ron Mould, and energy & sustainability manager, Marianne Campbell both appointed at the start of 2022.

The firm also published its Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability Policy, which commits Bield to slashing its carbon footprint by 90% by 2045 across its 5,000+ properties.

Liz added: “By taking action in various ways across Bield developments, we’re hoping to contribute to the efforts of the wider world in combatting climate concerns.

“There is real responsibility for housing developments to work together towards a sustainable future in order to secure a safe and green world for future generations – we’re glad that staff and tenants are working together with us on this and joining in the conversation to raise awareness.”

Scottish Housing Day is in its seventh year of celebrating and raising challenges within the sector.

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