Tag Archive for 'Guernsey Housing Association'

Guernsey’s growing enthusiasm for energy efficiency and renewables

November 5th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Guernsey is improving energy efficiency and developing micro-renewable energy projects but progress is very slow compared to developments in the rest of Europe. Some Guernsey residents are making their homes more energy efficient and producing and using their own renewable energy. Guernsey Electricity Ltd increased the price of electricity on 1 October 2012 because of […]

Guernsey Housing Association gets more funding for social housing

May 30th, 2012 by Guernsey Housing Association

The Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) has secured funding of up to £30 million for the fourth phase of its project to provide affordable social housing for the local market. The funds have been earmarked for three schemes, the final stage in the transformation of the Grand Bouet site in St Peter Port with the building […]

RG Falla begins construction on 24 energy efficient apartments for GHA

January 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Housing Association

Guernsey Housing Association has signed a building contract with RG Falla for just under £4 million and work has started on the construction of 24 apartments, all for social rent, at a new clos to be called Clos Barbier off Rue Jehannet in St Martin. This is the first Rural Area site to be developed […]

Stuart Falla sets the stage for the annual IOD debate by asking how the burden of running Guernsey services should be shared

October 8th, 2011 by Stuart Falla

I’m looking forward to being involved again in an IOD debate. A sequence that Tony Carey and I started all those years ago. The simple principle behind the early Guernsey Institute of Directors debates was to stimulate debate on the issues of the day. Stimulate debate by those that had been asked to participate, those […]

Guernsey’s rising tide of renewable energy

February 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey is working on various energy saving and renewable energy initiatives. The Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission is laying the foundation for the development of a macro-renewable energy industry in local marine waters. The States of Guernsey Treasury and Resources Department has hired a highly qualified Energy Conservation Officer to try and reduce […]

Where renewable energy is the norm and not the exception

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

I visited the Netherlands recently to attend a family wedding.   During the wedding party a member of the family told me that there were “about 40 wind turbines” only ten kilometres away. They were across the border in Germany between the cities of Goch and Kalkar.  So on Sunday 21 November my wife and I […]

Completion of ‘Mont Beauvoir’ at Mont Arrive by the Guernsey Housing Association

November 8th, 2010 by Guernsey Housing Association

Fifteen new homes at ‘Mont Beauvoir’, Close de Mont Arrive, St. Peter Port have been completed by the Guernsey Housing Association (GHA). The chalet bungalow properties which are available for social rent incorporate a number of energy efficiency measures. Mr Steve Williams, Chief Executive of the GHA, said ‘the properties have been built using high […]

Guernsey Housing Association offers Public Viewing of completed homes at Victoria Avenue

October 31st, 2009 by Steve

The Guernsey Housing Association is pleased to be able to open three properties to public view on Saturday 31 October 2009 between 2 and 4 pm.  This is to increase the public awareness about the new social housing being produced in Guernsey.  The properties which are a part of the Sir John Leale Avenue development […]

New energy efficient homes being built at the Sir John Leale Avenue development, St Sampson

February 6th, 2009 by Steve

Construction work has started on building 58 new energy efficient homes by Guernsey Housing Association off Victoria Avenue in St. Sampson. The new homes are being built to very high insulation levels with heating and hot water costs reduced using solar panels and a heat recovery ventilation system. It is calculated that resident’s fuel bills […]