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Press release28 April 2023

Clarion Housing Group up for two sustainability awards at inaugural net zero event

Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association, is up for two sustainability awards this summer in recognition of its work to upgrade the energy efficiency of hundreds of its hardest-to-heat homes.

The social housing provider has been shortlisted in two separate categories for the inaugural Unlock Net Zero Live Awards, which recognise and champion the housing sector’s progress on the journey to decarbonisation.

Clarion will compete with fellow housing providers, partners and councils in the ‘Green Homes Upgrade of the Year’ and ‘Collaboration of the Year’ categories for its individual and partnership work to retrofit homes as part of Government’s landmark Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

Earlier this year Clarion was named ‘best in class’ for social housing retrofit, winning the ‘Best Social Housing Retrofit Programme’ category at the 2023 Retrofit Academy Awards.

The 125,000-home landlord is currently working with United Living, Bailey Garner and Equans to complete SHDF upgrades to 470 of its homes across Tonbridge and Malling, Fenland and Merton as part of the programme’s first wave.

In March this year Clarion was awarded the largest share of Government’s SHDF Wave 2 grant, receiving £48.9m to upgrade some 6,000 homes as part of a consortium with four smaller housing associations.

Winners of the Unlock Net Zero Live awards will be announced at the Housing 2023 conference in Manchester this June.