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Empty Homes and the Climate Emergency

September 14, 2021

We all know the story when it comes to the climate emergency and housing. We have to improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock if we want to reduce carbon emissions. But this is actually only part of the story. The other part is the emissions involved in building homes. A building that can…

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It was hard going but we got there! – Reflections on my experience of renovating an empty home

July 15, 2021

Debbie Guild Having just purchased an empty house at auction for the first time I found myself standing outside with the keys. There was something about this abandoned empty home that called to me and pulled on my heartstrings. Due to its condition, it was considered unsafe to view prior to auction and so I…

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BLOG: Empty Homes can help achieve Scotland’s 20 minute neighbourhood ambition

June 22, 2021

By Paul Stewart, Partnership Officer The concept of 20 minute neighbourhoods – the idea that it should be easy for people to meet most of their everyday needs within a 20 minute return walk or cycle – has recently risen to prominence as a strategic priority in planning. The concept is a multi-disciplinary approach to…

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