The GLA is a strategic authority with a Londonwide role to design a better future for the capital. It supports the work of the Mayor of London, helping his office to develop and deliver strategies for London. And it supports the London Assembly in their role of scrutinising the work of the Mayor and representing the interests of Londoners.
Ocean Media Group is a well established business employing more than 150 staff, with three offices in London, Coventry and Ede in the Netherlands. We have a core asset base comprising three market leading businesses one of which is Social Housing, which includes Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and exhibition. We also have a portfolio of other trade and consumer exhibitions and magazines in the Bridal, Motorcycle, Building and Event industries.
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Inside Housing is the only weekly magazine solely dedicated to covering social housing, providing unrivalled access to the social housing sector, having served it for over 25 years with widely read and highly respected editorial. Inside Housing is the market leader and has a long standing following of 24,000 readers.
Turning policy initiatives into delivery opportunities
Our interest is in cities and how their infrastructure and built environment can become more energy and resource efficient. In particular our events explore how a city's policy initiatives translate into delivery opportunities for the private sector. Base City events also address the relationship between sustainable development, economic growth and inward investment.
Base events are characterised by very high quality content and speakers, which in turn attract a senior and influential private and public sector community. As a result our events provide unrivalled routes to market for organisations looking to profit from the burgeoning low-carbon city renewal activity.
We actively seek to identify and develop events in cities with progressive and ambitious low-carbon plans that offer the best growth and business development opportunities. We run annual Base events in London, Glasgow and Leeds and have just announced 2 new shows in Birmingham (April 2013) and Nantes in France (June 2013).
BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses - and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.
DECC, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is a small department with a big mission. Our vision is of a thriving, globally competitive, low carbon energy economy.
Our key priorities are to:
* Save energy with the Green Deal and support vulnerable consumers
* Deliver secure energy on the way to a low carbon energy future
* Drive ambitious action on climate change at home and abroad
* Manage our energy legacy responsibly
Working for a better London
A permanent body of staff working for London
While the Mayor and the London Assembly are elected by Londoners, the staff of the GLA are a permanent body that provides continuity in the ongoing development and delivery of strategies for London. It is their role, regardless of the political background of the Mayor, his team or Assembly Members, to make sure that the work that it does on behalf of London is of the highest standard that this great city deserves.
The Institute for Sustainability is an independent charity established in 2009 to support cross sector collaboration and innovation in the delivery of sustainable places to live and work. Its mission is to significantly accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities.
The National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) promotes best practice in the fields of maintenance and asset management of social housing. NHMF also manages the development of the NHF Schedule of Rates to make sure it is kept up to date with the changing needs of maintenance practitioners.
Advancing standards in land, property and construction
RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.
As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism
Are you involved in development or maintenance of homes? Noticed that standards keep changing?
Get to grips with it all with our training courses:
•Qualify as a Code for Sustainable Homes assessor
•Qualify as a Green Deal Advisor
• Attend Resident Engagement: Saving on energy bills
•Understand Housing Quality Indicators (HQIs) – the quality standards required by the Homes and Communities Agency
•Understand how to refurbish homes to 80% less carbon
Want to know how sustainable your organisation is? Join the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT). Benchmark your performance for future improvements.
If you are planning a major retrofitting programme, fuel poverty strategy, preparing for the Green Deal or Renewable Heat Incentive you may also be interested in our Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers (CROHM). This provides a whole-stock carbon assessment, providing recommendations on how to improve both buildings and resident energy use and behaviour.
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is a membership organisation that campaigns for a sustainable built environment – one that minimises negative environmental impacts while maximising benefits for people everywhere.
Our member organisations span the whole of the built environment sector. This diversity is one of our greatest strengths – our activities bring these sometimes disparate groups of experts together, fostering innovative cross-industry collaboration.
We inform and influence government policy, providing a voice for members and encouraging a framework which will allow sustainable business to thrive. We also provide information on key issues to our members, enabling them to manage the risks and exploit the opportunities associated with the impact of regulation and policy.