Orbit has signed up to the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) in its ‘housing provider’ membership category.
SEA campaigns for government policy to recognise and capitalise on the opportunity presented by improving the energy efficiency of buildings, and to generate clean energy from the UK’s building stock through low carbon or renewable means.
SEA attracts a broad range of members including housing providers, energy efficiency companies, energy suppliers, system installers and manufacturers of insulation, low-carbon heating and other building-scale energy technologies.
John Barnham, head of projects and planning at Orbit, said: “We are delighted to be members of the Sustainable Energy Association. We are in the business of building communities and to do this well we need to understand and work with customers, staff and a range of stakeholders including government.
“Our membership of the SEA will allow us to benefit from the expertise of both its secretariat and its members, share our own expertise, and work together to shape policy development in areas that are important for our tenants, our business and the communities in which we work”.
Lesley Rudd, SEA acting chief executive, said: “We look forward to working with policy makers to enhance existing policies and develop new ones to ensure our homes, buildings and communities are healthy and sustainable.
“Our technology agnostic, whole house approach aligns well with housing providers who, like the SEA, are focused on improving the quality and energy performance of homes and the heating systems within them to make those homes healthier places to live.”