Sustainability: The Resident Perspective

Our new Sustainability Report provides a better understanding of resident demand for specific sustainable building features, allowing developers and operators to promote their properties more effectively.

Almost 70% of reviewers indicated that sustainable building features were important to them.

Less than a third of first-time buyers said that sustainable building features were important to them.

Recycling services, energy saving measures and renewable energy are the most important sustainability features to residents.

Sustainability: The Resident Perspective

Our new Sustainability Report provides a better understanding of resident demand for specific sustainable building features, allowing developers and operators to promote their properties more effectively.

Almost 70% of reviewers indicated that sustainable building features were important to them.

Less than a third of first-time buyers said that sustainable building features were important to them.

Recycling services, energy saving measures and renewable energy are the most important sustainability features to residents.

In the property industry, much of the rhetoric and strategy around sustainability comes from the top down. We hear a lot about Government targets and proposed solutions for making buildings greener – but what about the residents who live in those homes?

Our new Sustainability Report provides a better understanding of resident demand for specific sustainable building features, allowing developers and operators to promote their properties more effectively. It can also be used to more accurately assess the economic benefits of investing in sustainable building technologies.

In the property industry, much of the rhetoric and strategy around sustainability comes from the top down. We hear a lot about Government targets and proposed solutions for making buildings greener – but what about the residents who live in those homes?

Our new Sustainability Report provides a better understanding of resident demand for specific sustainable building features, allowing developers and operators to promote their properties more effectively. It can also be used to more accurately assess the economic benefits of investing in sustainable building technologies.

Report Collaborators

Report Collaborators

The data

HomeViews has a total of over 30,000 reviews covering more than 1,850 new build developments across the UK. Having tracked keywords around sustainability we noticed that very few residents were mentioning these topics in their reviews.

So, in February 2021 we began asking reviewers whether sustainability was important to them or not. If they answered ‘yes’, we then asked them to select up to three sustainable building features that were most important to them.

Case Study: Blackhorse Mills

We take a closer look at the Blackhorse Mills development in Walthamstow – the first Build to Rent scheme to achieve the Home Quality Mark status from BRE Global.

We hear from architects Assael and consultants CAST on the sustainable approaches to planning, designing and building this landmark BTR development.

The data

HomeViews has a total of over 30,000 reviews covering more than 1,850 new build developments across the UK. Having tracked keywords around sustainability we noticed that very few residents were mentioning these topics in their reviews.

So, in February 2021 we began asking reviewers whether sustainability was important to them or not. If they answered ‘yes’, we then asked them to select up to three sustainable building features that were most important to them.

Case Study: Blackhorse Mills

We take a closer look at the Blackhorse Mills development in Walthamstow – the first Build to Rent scheme to achieve the Home Quality Mark status from BRE Global.

We hear from architects Assael and consultants CAST on the sustainable approaches to planning, designing and building this landmark BTR development.

HomeViews is an independent platform that we can use to say to residents, ‘don’t take our word for it – go and take a look at HomeViews. It’s exactly the same with our Housing Association and local authority partners. We can tell them not to take our word for it, but to look at HomeViews.

Darragh Hurley

Managing Director, Mount Anvil

Our incredible scores are a result of the hard work our team puts into supporting each of our residents and helping many through the process of buying their first home. HomeViews has enabled our residents to share their experience of buying with Anthology in their own words and for us to share their stories with prospective customers.

Steve Bangs

CEO, Lifestory

Each Tipi building has its own personality and style and HomeViews gives us resident feedback, ratings and insight into each separate development and how Tipi as a whole is doing. Reports are exceptionally detailed and HomeViews’ marketing tools and support also help us to amplify our overwhelmingly positive reviews and gives prospective residents the confidence to choose the right home for them.

Sarah Tinsley

Marketing Director, Quintain Living

HomeViews is an independent platform that we can use to say to residents, ‘don’t take our word for it – go and take a look at HomeViews. It’s exactly the same with our Housing Association and local authority partners. We can tell them not to take our word for it, but to look at HomeViews.

Darragh Hurley

Managing Director, Mount Anvil

Our incredible scores are a result of the hard work our team puts into supporting each of our residents and helping many through the process of buying their first home. HomeViews has enabled our residents to share their experience of buying with Anthology in their own words and for us to share their stories with prospective customers.

Steve Bangs

CEO, Lifestory

Each Tipi building has its own personality and style and HomeViews gives us resident feedback, ratings and insight into each separate development and how Tipi as a whole is doing. Reports are exceptionally detailed and HomeViews’ marketing tools and support also help us to amplify our overwhelmingly positive reviews and gives prospective residents the confidence to choose the right home for them.

Sarah Tinsley

Marketing Director, Quintain Living

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