23 January, 2024

Retrofit Credits included in The Big Issue’s “100 Changemakers of 2024”

Looking to the future and driving innovative impact are two fundamental aspects of HACT’s ethos, driven in no small part by our Retrofit Credits initiative. We’re delighted to share that we have been included in The Big Issue’s “100 Changemakers of 2024” list in the Climate Environment and Sustainability category. 

Aiming to create a lasting positive impact on both the climate and housing crisis, the Retrofit Credits initiative had an astounding launch and subsequent year, winning the prestigious Ashden Award for Energy Innovation in the UK. 

Our success stretches beyond accolades, with our projected impact for 2023 resulting in: 

The climate crisis and homelessness are inextricably linked, with thermally inefficient homes costing councils and HA’s a substantial amount each year. In addition to tackling climate issues, the investment in thermally efficient and sustainable housing is one of the first steps in creating long-term impact on levels of homelessness in the UK. 

“2023 was a transformative year for HACT in terms of the Retrofit Credits programme. We showed that the scheme is a success and the pilot was impactful for many organisations to assist with the decarbonisation of over 6,700 homes but, more importantly, to support the residents living in them. We are now working with housing providers and local authorities, as well as the private sector, so that they can benefit from Retrofit Credits and generate revenue to finance future retrofit works and help towards alleviating fuel poverty.” 

Antoine Pellet

Head of Retrofit Credits

We are joined by other important initiatives in the climate and sustainability sector, which you can read about here. 

We want to extend a huge thank you to The Big Issue for recognising our dedication to improving the lives of individuals and communities across the country and rising to the challenge of net zero..

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