Environment matters

Great Places is truly a trailblazer when it comes to environmental achievements.​

Our active programme to improve the energy efficiency of housing stock is reducing the risk of residents being in fuel poverty as well as the associated carbon emissions of our homes.

In the last couple of years we have established a sound environmental policy​, strategy and annual action plan.

  • We were one of the first housing associations to harness photovoltaic (PV) panel technology and have completed one of the largest roll-out of its kind in the north west.
  • Sarah McClelland, our environmental manager, won the Green Leadership award at the Women in Construction Awards 2012 and Lisa Mcauley, environmental liaison officer, picked up the Green Social Housing Champion of the Year at the Sustainability Awards 2013. Find out what other awards​ we've won.
  • We cemented relationships with other housing associations, taking the lead in the Innovation Chain North West (ICNW) – a partnership of award-winning housing associations with a fundamental commitment to sustainable development and sustainable communities. Click the link on the right to visit their website.
  • Our retro-fit of Queen Street, a block of flats in Blackpool, has seen a reduction of 490 tonnes of CO² per year, the equivalent of taking 180 cars off the road.


If you're a Great Places resident and would like some more information on how you can become greener or how we are making your homes more energy efficient, please visit our dedicated resident pages here or environmental.team@greatplaces.org.uk or call 0161 447 5000.

Click the links on the right for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​