SHIFT, sustainability standard for the housing sector

October 11, 2016

Accredited landlords

Over 65 landlords covering 1million homes, including:

The standard for the sector

An independent assessment and accreditation scheme, provided by Sustainable Homes, that demonstrates organisations are delivering against challenging environmental targets.


  • Since 2012, SHIFT landlords have saved 84,000 tonnes of C02 by making homes energy efficient and encouraging residents to save energy
  • Through SHIFT, landlords have confirmed lower risk of flooding for 314,101 extra homes and saved 91,682 extra homes from overheating
  • On average landlords saved £12,000 in utility bills and thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions each year (based on 52 landlords 2015)
  • Better understanding regulations and requirements – landlords routinely save tens of thousands from this. In one example a landlords saved £25k from understand future regulations
  • Reduced insurance costs – landlords save up to £80,000 from lower insurance premiums

What clients say

Being a SHIFT member underlines an organisation’s commitment to sustainability which is why we were keen to get on board. One of the key benefits is that businesses are able to have their performance independently evaluated. We work hard to limit our impact on the environment and this has been recognised with silver status from SHIFT.
David Bennett, Chief Executive, Sanctuary Group
Sustainable Homes

Sustainable Homes