We have a number of policies in place that make the city more sustainable and will help us meet our carbon reduction targets as well as tackling fuel policy. The policies are explained below and attached at the bottom of the page.
In 2006 we introduced the Environmentally Sustainable Housing Strategy. This strategy aimed to increase the sustainability of new housing in the city. This strategy will be implemented in all housing on Housing Market Renewal (HMR) sites.
The main features of this strategy are:
establishing high baseline environmental sustainability standards
showcasing renewable/low carbon energy and high environmental standards in mainstream housing
support for innovation, profile-raising and ‘exemplar’ initiatives
promotion and awareness raising
strengthening local expertise/resources and strategic partnerships.
All housing built on HMR site originally had to achieve:
EcoHomes of at least ‘Very Good’
minimum energy rating of SAP 95 or NHER 9.0
Attachment name: Environmentally Sustainable Housing Strategy
The standards of this strategy has recently been updated to keep up with legislation and to ensure our standards are still ahead of Building Regulations. The new standards are:
This paper sets out Sheffield’s ambition to be the UK’s first decentralised energy city. The proposition set out here is led by the City Council in partnership with E.ON, bringing together a strong public/private partnership approach.
Attachment name: De-centralised Energy
This framework sets out how everyone in Sheffield can take action to reduce their carbon emissions, whether as individuals, businesses or public sector and voluntary partners.
Attachment names: Carbon Reduction Action Plan, Report on Sheffield Carbon Reduction Framework, Carbon Reduction Action Plan, Carbon Reduction Framework (different from the previous file).
Ths strategy explains the importance of climate change adaptation for the city of Sheffield and aims to identify the primary challenges we have identified posed by a changing climate to the city and to the delivery of services. It also aims to set out the approach to developing the Strategy and the associated Action Plan.
Attachment name: Climate Change Adaption Strategy
Sheffield City Councils Environmentally Sustainable Housing Strategy - 2006
Sheffield - The De-centralised Energy City
Report on total potential carbon savings - Sheffield First Partnership
This framework sets out how everyone in Sheffield can take action to reduce their carbon emissions, whether as individuals, businesses or public sector and voluntary partners
Diagram setting out ways of reducgin Sheffield's Carbon Emissions
This report sets out the work undertaken to date on climate change adaptation and our approach going forward.
Report showing total potential carbin savings