Dates Times
28 June 2023 10:00 - 16:00
5th October 2023 10:00 - 16:00
£210 +VAT
£335 +VAT

This one-day course will support you to understand and unpack effective decarbonisation strategies and the path to net-zero by 2050.


On this course you'll explore:

  • Government commitments, including the recent Heat and buildings strategy and The Future Buildings Standard
  • Taking stock of your energy data and environmental performance, including measurement, monitoring, impact and current contribution
  • Best practice from within the sector, including options for innovation
  • Sustainable action across your organisation (customers, colleagues, suppliers and reputation)
  • Net-zero carbon value management, performance and culture, signposting and current green finances available.
What will I learn?

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the context and national direction of travel
  • Understand your current position and the options on offer
  • Know of some excellent best practices and approaches being modelled by others
  • Have boosted your knowledge of the resources and signposting available.
Who should attend?

Are you from development teams, asset management or related primary suppliers? This would also benefit board members/champions from medium and smaller organisations, reinforcing their commitment to decarbonisation and environmental sustainability.

Benefits of attending

Here at CIH, we want to provide everyone in housing with the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the ever-changing environment. Our online training has been developed by expert professionals on critical topics and allows you to apply the learning to your day job.

Your trainer

Barry Smith is a former chief executive and chair of small-medium housing providers and has previously held the head of housing in local government. He has been working independently since 2004 and delivers a range of CIH Housing Academy programmes on leadership, governance and board member skills. He has previously co-authored four best practice guides to explain and stimulate environmental responsibility in new build and existing stock.

Barry has a reputation for creating the space to reflect on the challenges before us, draw on the inner creativity within housing providers, identify the future direction and build robust strategies in these volatile and uncertain times.

Please note: The content of this course is predominantly England based; however, if you require Scotland, Welsh or Northern Ireland content, we can accommodate this. When booking your place, please let us know in the learning needs box on your booking, and we'll be in touch to discuss.

How to book your place

Click book today at the top to secure your place through our customer portal. If you don't already have an account, you'll be asked to create one, but don't worry; it's easy. Then select the training date you wish to attend and follow the instructions in the portal.

Please note: There will be a small increase to the Housing Academy prices from the 1st April 2023. This increase will apply to all training bookings made from the 1st April 2023.

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