Case study: Adactus Housing Group - Carbon Management Plan
Adactus Housing Group has reduced its carbon emissions by 25% within four years, a year ahead of schedule, helping to reduce customer costs.
Adactus Housing Group provides more than 13,000 homes and employs over 500 staff in the North West of England. As a provider of social housing, the group aims to deliver positive social outcomes, which includes taking action on climate change through reducing its carbon footprint.
Taking action on environmental issues has been at the forefront of Adactus Housing Group’s operational strategy since 2005, and it is playing a leading role in reducing carbon emissions in the social housing sector. In 2010 the group participated in the Carbon Trust’s Public Sector Carbon Management Programme, and as a result a detailed Carbon Management Plan was developed.
Natalie Twomey, Environmental Projects Manager for Adactus Housing Group said: “With the support of the Carbon Trust we were able to identify at an early stage that our offices and communal housing schemes were responsible for 90% of our emissions. This enabled us to focus our Carbon Management Plan on those areas which would have the greatest impact. The guidance, expertise and tools provided by the Carbon Trust were invaluable.”