River Clyde Homes joined the Buildings Action Coalition (BAC) in partnership with the Enniscorthy Forum, other coalition members, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to support and advance the principles of high performance in buildings and the built environment. Richard Orr, Head of Asset & Regeneration for River Clyde Homes (RCH), and Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Enniscorthy Forum, signed the accession documents at a signing ceremony organized under the auspices of the first ministerial summit of the Enniscorthy Forum.
Richard Orr noted that “River Clyde Homes has been working with our partners to advance the principles of high-performance buildings for many years. The memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme that has just been signed broadens our activities to global scale with a focus on specific projects and programs that will deliver tangible results quickly. We are pleased to join forces with the BAC both to offer our extensive experience and capabilities and to observe and learn from experiences around the world.”
Barbara-Anne Murphy observed that “We welcome River Clyde Homes to the buildings action coalition. The BAC has a significant programme of collaborations underway including outreach, research, academic studies, construction projects and education and training schemes. We will be expanding the BAC’s global membership network to more countries and more construction industry stakeholders. We also plan to mobilise resources and disseminate knowledge, experience and best practices to transition towards zero emission buildings and construction. River Clyde Homes will be an important part of this project.”
Formed in December 2007 River Clyde Homes (RCH) is a registered charity, monitored and regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator. RCH is an affordable housing provider that owns and manages over 6,000 homes and provides factoring services to a further 2,200 customers. RCH aims to improve the quality of the built environment through stakeholder education, practitioner training, research and demonstration, network building, policy implementation, and project technical assistance, and by raising or developing applicable resources and tools.