Press release: SHIFT Awards 2018: the finalists announced

September 10, 2018

  • Shortlist for housing sustainability awards showcases thriving sector 

Sustainable Homes is delighted to announce the list of finalists for the SHIFT Awards 2018. The SHIFT Awards are uniquely dedicated to sustainability in housing and the supply chain. In a decade, they have grown from an accreditation ceremony for SHIFT landlords to a well-established sector-wide event.

Following an outstanding selection of entries across the sector, shortlists for each award have been chosen. Judges will now have the challenging task of picking the winner for each award.

Winners will be announced on 8 November at the SHIFT Awards ceremony at The Brewery, London, attended by over 200 leading sustainability and housing professionals and key decision-makers. Book your tickets here.

The finalists for the SHIFT Awards 2018 are:
Sustainable Retrofit Project of the Year (under 50 homes)
  • Melius Homes, Studio Partington, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council EnergiesprongUK – UK’s first Energiesprong project
  • Moixa – Tackling Fuel Poverty Through RSL Partnerships
  • AirEx – AirEx smart ventilation control (proof of concept pilot) – balancing thermal efficiency with air exchange
  • Colchester Borough Homes – Ground Source Heat Pump Install at Harrison Court – A Sheltered Housing Scheme
  • Flagship – Orchard Close commercial Heat pump
  • Coastline – Coastline and Kensa’s shoebox heat pumps – a first for Cornwall
Sustainable retrofit project of the year (over 50 homes)
  • Fortem – Beckmill Court
  • Incommunities Housing Association – Incommunities Multi Brock CWI
  • WM Housing Group, Coventry City Council, Lovell Partnerships – Regeneration of Manor Farm Estate, Coventry
  • Optivo – CAN ‘deep’ retrofits in the Ore Valley
  • Places for People – Unique assessment tool for 1m kg carbon saving
Sustainable new build project of the year
  • AR Design Studio – The Elements
  • Catalyst – Wornington Green
  • Catalyst – St Bernard’s
  • Incommunities Housing Association – Incommunities Daily Court Redevelopment
  • Radian – Quebec Park
  • REACH Homes CIC – REACH Homes CIC
Resident engagement project on sustainable living
  • Catalyst – Havelock Project
  • Hastoe – Green Doctors’ Programme
  • Optivo – Energy Advisory Service for Optivo Residents
  • Mitie – Little Daydreams Nursery
  • Thames Water – Groundwork London Smarter Home Visits
Sustainability campaign of the year
  • To be announced at the ceremony
Sustainability team of the year
  • Mulalley – Mulalley’s Sustainability Team
  • Optivo – Optivo Energy and Environment Team
  • Incommunities Housing Association – Incommunities Sustainability Team
  • St Monica Trust – Sustainability Team
Sustainability leader of the year
  • Andrea Griffiths-James, Energy services co-ordinator, Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Frankie Lack, Development& Sustainability Manager, Swan Housing Association
  • Ralph Retallack, Energy Efficiency Project Manager, Coastline Housing
Sustainable housing provider of the year
Sponsored by 
  • Catalyst
  • Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association
  • Jigsaw
  • Optivo
  • Swan Housing Association
Sustainability strategy of the year
  • To be announced at the ceremony
Most improved SHIFT landlord
  • To be announced at the ceremony
Dragons’ den – Best sustainability proposal
  • Forviva – SuHousingImpact Tool
  • Pod Point – Future proofed homes
  • Social Power – Nano tech insulation


Media contacts

Joana Malato, Marketing & Communications Manager, Sustainable Homes, 020 8973 0405 or

Note to editors
  • The SHIFT Awards are the sustainability awards for the housing sector recognising outstanding sustainability projects and achievements that have made an impact in the sector.
  • The awards will take place on 8 November at The Brewery. For ticket bookings and sponsorship opportunities visit SHIFT Awards 2018.
  • SHIFT is the sustainability standard for the housing sector and is provided by Sustainable Homes. It is an independent assessment and accreditation scheme that demonstrates organisations are delivering against challenging environmental targets.
  • Achieving SHIFT accreditation is evidence that an organisation is not only committed to improving sustainability, but is backing its words
  • with action. SHIFT drives change by providing organisations with recommendations for improvement and comparing their performance against their peers. SHIFT helps organisations improve the quality of life for their residents and staff through higher quality homes and offices.
  • Sustainable Homes is a not-for-profit consultancy and research body; providing advice and assistance to the housing sector.
Joana Malato

Joana Malato