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The Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow, SHIFT, is the UK housing sector's independent sustainability benchmarking and best practice learning network.
SHIFT was developed by Sustainable Homes in partnership with the Bank of Scotland Corporate, Mayor of London, the UK Green Building Council and WWF.
SHIFT members own and manage homes for over two million residents nationwide.
“Energy prices are rising and we face challenging carbon reduction targets. I’m delighted to see SHIFT members taking action to understand their environmental impacts, including energy use, through independent assessment – and then working to reduce them.”
Gregory Barker, MP, Former Minister of State for Climate Change
SHIFT members are recognised as environmental leaders. SHIFT assessments provide you with:
“The SHIFT assessment provided a baseline and realistic targets. The assessment recommendations are now being integrated within our strategy and action plans. It would have taken longer to gear up without our assessment. We are very pleased with the results from this approach.”
Gwen Crawford, Director of Regeneration, Bolton at Home
SHIFT members commit to independent assessment, peer to peer learning and continual improvement. Members benefit from a UK wide support network with access to expertise and guidance. As a body, SHIFT members represent over one million homes and have substantial influence in the housing sector.
Organisations join SHIFT at all stages of their sustainability journey. Most come to SHIFT looking for access to real learning, some with little prior experience of addressing environmental issues. Some members come with very strong existing credentials and are looking to boost this through external accreditation and learning from others. Members can, and do, achieve real, tangible improvements through SHIFT.
Lord Deben congratulates the achievements of SHIFT members in opening speech
Attendees enjoying the SHIFT awards
"SHIFT provides benchmarking, learning and improvement around environmental sustainability"
Homes and Communities Agency
The Chartered Institute of Housing has identified SHIFT as a key accreditation scheme for housing providers.
Chartered Institute of Housing, "Greening Your Organisation", October 2010
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