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The SHIFT Awards are here

April 3, 2017 | Bevan Jones
Sustainable Homes launch the SHIFT Awards 2017 today – we’re really looking forward to this year’s event. Take a look… Read more

Upgrading environmental accreditation

January 27, 2017 | Bevan Jones
SHIFT is the leading accreditation for the housing sector. It has had an impact on improving environmental performance and over… Read more

A brave new world for housing

October 20, 2016 | Bevan Jones
Last week in Manchester proved to be a Brave New World all round. It was my first conference  as Managing… Read more

Major findings from research on financial impacts of energy efficiency to be revealed at CIH 2016

June 7, 2016 | Daniel Navarro
When any organisation, including a landlord, is able to use its assets more efficiently this can make their business plans stronger and more resilient. Sustainable Homes wanted to explore the impacts that, unbeknownst to landlords, higher quality, and energy efficient properties might have on bottom lines. Anecdotal evidence suggested there may be a link. Analysis by Hastoe Group, for example, revealed that properties retrofitted to a high energy efficiency standard had, on average, half the rent arrears of others.

Saving money tips for landlords that also help residents

February 12, 2016 | Sustainable Homes
Sustainable Homes is always looking out for opportunities for landlords to save money and improve environmental performance. In this article we look at some of things that can be done with prepayment meters.

How energy efficiency can save you money on your mortgage

January 14, 2016 | Daniel Navarro
What is a green mortgage? Already widespread in the USA, green mortgages are still relatively unknown in the UK even though they are gaining exposure. As more and more people are paying attention to environmental issues around the world, UK banks have started to follow suit and have extended their offers to this new kind of mortgage.

Top 5 things your board can do to avoid a downgrade

April 1, 2015 | Sustainable Homes
Under co-regulation rules, housing association Boards have the responsibility of ensuring that their organisations meet the regulatory standards, produce accurate reports on time, and have adequate internal controls.