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.
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:
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
use of ‘A’ or ‘B’ rated specifications from the BRE Guide to Green Building
an initial requirement for showcasing renewable and low carbon energy will aim to achieve at least 10% usage for sites where showcasing is included in conditional sales agreements
Sheffield City Councils Environmentally Sustainable Housing Strategy - 2006
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:
Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 (minimum)
minimum energy rating of SAP 88 or NHER 11
use of 'A, B or C' rated materials from the BRE Green Guide to Housing specification
minimum 10% reduction in carbon emissions through the use of on-site renewable energy
use of environmental sustainability features.
This paper sets out Sheffield’s ambition to be the UK’s first decentralised energy city.
The proposition set out here is led by ourselves in partnership with E.ON, bringing together a strong public/private partnership approach.
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.
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.