September 12, 2016

• Outstanding response this year shows sector continues to strive for housing excellence

• Outstanding calibre of entries from organisations committed to sustainable in a struggling sector

The standard of entries for this year’s SHIFT Awards is higher than ever, Sustainable Homes is pleased to announce. The SHIFT Awards are the only awards open to the housing sector that focus on sustainability, shining a light on projects that have real impact on the lives of residents from those organisations committed to deliver warm and affordable homes.

Bevan Jones, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes, said:

“These are tough times and it’s impressive to see so many organisations pushing the sustainability agenda and highly committed to deliver quality homes. These organisations demonstrate that this can be achieved and that sustainability has a central place in delivering homes that enhance people’s lives and the environment. We’re extremely pleased with the response of the sector and I am looking forward to celebrate with all the shortlisted organisations on the 24th November”

Some of the categories will be voted by the audience, namely the Sustainability champion of the year and the dragon’s den categories, which will be pitched to the attendees at the ceremony.

The shortlist for all categories are:

 Best retrofit project

  • Arcus Consulting LLP
  • Affinity Sutton
  • British Gas
  • Cartrefi Conwy
  • Greater London Authority
  • The Guinness Partnership
  • Haringey Council
  • Northwards Housing
  • Wilmott Dixon Energy Services

Best new build project

  • A2Dominion
  • Antler Homes
  • First Wessex
  • Gusto Group Ltd
  • Hexagon Housing Association
  • Verto Homes

The Lean & Green Awards

  • Broadland Housing Group
  • Greenvision Energy Ltd
  • Hexagon Housing Association
  • Yorkshire Housing

Best resident engagement on energy savings:

  • Accent Nene Housing, Green Energy Switch, Peterborough Energy and OVO
  • AmicusHorizon
  • Catalyst Housing
  • First Wessex
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Wolverhampton Homes

Sustainable supplier of the year:

  • Axis Europe PLC
  • Paint360
  • Sunamp Ltd
  • Sustainable Homes Survey Company
  • Wienerberger

Sustainable housing provider of the year:

  • AmicusHorizon
  • Broadland Housing Group
  • Catalyst Housing Ltd
  • Home Group;
  • Viridian

Sustainability champion of the year

  • Brody Isaac, Sustainability Manager, Viridian Housing
  • Emma Dewey, Sustainability Manager, Mulalley
  • George Phillips, Energy Initiatives Officer, Colchester Borough Homes
  • Steff Wright, CEO, Gusto Group

Dragon’s Den – Best sustainability project proposal

  • Bromley by Bow Centre
  • Lupopia
  • Reading Sustainability Centre

Dragon’s Den – Best policy proposal

  • Colchester Borough Homes
  • Future Climate
  • Gusto Group

Best in class – Strategy and management

  • Broadland Housing Group
  • Catalyst Housing
  • Isos Housing
  • Viridian Housing
  • Your Homes Newcastle

Best in class – Existing homes

  • AmicusHorizon
  • Broadland Housing Group
  • Hastoe Housing Group
  • Isos Housing Ltd
  • Viridian Housing

Best in class – Offices and operations

  • Advance Housing and Support
  • Catalyst Housing Ltd
  • Isos Housing Ltd
  • Swan Housing Association
  • Your Homes Newcastle

Best in class – New build

  • Hastoe Housing Group
  • Hexagon Housing Association
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Rosebery Housing Association
  • Swan Housing Association

Best in class – Most improved:

  • Derwentside Homes
  • Genesis Housing Association
  • Isos Housing Ltd
  • Midland Heart Ltd
  • Plus Dane Group

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This year’s awards event in central London in November will be a celebration of the success of great innovations and best practice within the housing sector.

Notes to editors:

  • The awards will take place on 24 November at Gibson Hall; London. For ticket bookings and sponsorship opportunities visit SHIFT Awards 2016.
  • SHIFT is the sustainability standard for the housing sector and is provided by Sustainable Homes and supported by the HCA and Government. 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
  • For further information please contact Joana Malato 020 8973 0405