CKH achieves Green Award for fifth consecutive year

Thursday 2 May 2019

Cross Keys Homes is proud to have received a Green Award in the 2019 Investor in the Environment (iiE) awards for the fifth consecutive year, highlighting its commitment to improving the environment and the communities it works in.

The Peterborough based housing association has been accredited to the Investors in the Environment scheme since 2011, achieving its highest level Green Award accreditation for the first time in 2015.

CKH has adopted the 'One Planet Framework' for its environmental strategy, which allows it to reduce its external impact and ensure the continual improvement of its performance.

Among CKH's environmental achievements, it has completed the largest social housing PV panel installation project in the country - installing panels on over 5,400 homes. It has supported the creation of the Westwood Community Garden as part of its role as locally trusted organisation for the WestRaven Big Local community regeneration scheme, and its Estate Ranger team are keen recyclers using previously dumped materials to provide community garden areas in its neighbourhoods. Plus, since 2008 it has reduced the carbon footprint of its head office by 44 per cent, with a combination of building improvements, employee engagement in energy saving campaigns and the installation of solar panels.

Cross Keys Homes' Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said: "As a landlord and community organisation we have a huge responsibility to do all we can to reduce the impact of our actions on the environment. From small steps like making our developments as wildlife friendly as possible and recycling landfill waste into useful community amenities, through to large projects like our solar panel installation we will always look at innovative and creative ways to save our planet for future generations."

Forthcoming Events

July 17 2019 5:00PM / 5.00-7.00pm
Summer Social & BBQ - Peterborough
July 18 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Cambridge
July 24 2019 6:00PM / 6.00-9.00pm
Fenland Quiz and Hog Roast
August 9 2019 2:00PM / 2.00 - 4.00pm
Summer Garden Party
September 2 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Huntingdon
September 4 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Stamford
September 9 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening Ely