SunConcept, the leading installer and maintainer of solar PV, has joined the SHIFT, the national benchmarking group. Recent changes to the Feed in Tariff have presented a challenge to the industry as well as social landlords, SunConcept use the latest CAD and solar modelling software to ensure energy generation and income are maximised and the numbers stack up – as well as providing free electricity for residents and cutting emissions.
Projects range from a small amount of PV on individual homes, such as an 85 home project in Wales, through to a 2,000 home retrofit scheme for four Scottish housing associations. New “in roof” systems are proving of real interest for those looking to add a stylish /aesthetic aspect to schemes.
David Cockayne, Managing Director of SunConcept, said:
“We are very excited to be part of SHIFT. We believe in the benefits that investing in renewable energy sources can bring to business, private residents and the environment as a whole.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with housing associations and residents and help them make the most of solar installations efficiently and effectively.”
SHIFT works with over 80 organisations to benchmark the sustainability of their stock, offices and operations. It demonstrates delivery against challenging environmental targets; provides a route-map for improvement and allows organisations to compare performance against their peers.
Managing Director of Sustainable Homes, Andrew Eagles, said:
“We look forward to collaborating with SunConcept to support the work of housing associations. Solar installations can help them meet their low carbon targets as well as other low carbon planning policies. The right advice on solar photovoltaic systems can help in attaining the SAP requirements of new build”
SHIFT is recognised by the Homes and Communities Agency as a useful tool to reduce environmental impacts and to improve “place-making”. The Chartered Institute of Housing also recognises SHIFT as an environmental accreditation scheme.
- Sustainable Homes is a not-for-profit consultancy and research body, providing advice and assistance to the housing sector. It co-ordinates SHIFT, a sustainability benchmark and network of over 70 social housing providers managing 1.3 million homes nationwide.
- SHIFT is the comprehensive environmental benchmark administrated by Sustainable Homes. In addition to SunConcept, corporate partners include BRE, H+H UK., Inside Housing, Lightsource, Mears Group, ROCKWOOL®, Sycous, tremco illbruck, Utilita, Vaillant, Ventive and Weinerberger
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