Advocacy & Influence
Redrow is proud to be part of the Future Homes Task Force, which brings together key representatives across all sectors to shape the future of new homes.
The group aims to ensure the industry is ready to embrace zero carbon homes by 2025, with a view to achieving net zero by 2050. It also provides valuable input to government consultations relating to energy efficiency, including the Future Homes Standard.
As part of its commitment to ongoing research, Redrow is currently sponsoring two PhD students as well as collaborating with the Centre for the Built Environment at Birmingham City University. The project aims to achieve a better understanding of how to minimise the risk of overheating, ventilation performance as well as ways to improve indoor air quality in new homes.
Redrow supports innovation and new technology and believes these are key to unlocking the solutions required to reach net zero emissions. The company is currently trialling air source heat pumps, as well as automated heating and lighting controls, using HVO (biofuel) and piloting solar generators.
Since July 2021, the business has procured 100% renewable electricity for all plots, show homes, site compounds and offices. Redrow is also exploring nature based solutions to climate change and has a robust strategy to address biodiversity on all developments, as well as being committed to disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities under the TCFD framework.
Redrow are members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and its Carbon Special Interest Group. Their membership status gives their workforce and supply chain access to free resources to educate and upskill. In 2022, Redrow are running four workshops dedicated to climate change.