The sustainable housing awards are back

Campaigning consultancy, Sustainable Homes has this week launched the SHIFT Awards, celebrating 10 years of the prestigious sustainability awards.

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The SHIFT Awards are the only awards celebrating sustainability in housing and the supply chain. Over the last 10 years it has grown from an accreditation ceremony celebrating sustainability performance and SHIFT accredited landlords to a well-stablished sector-wide event.

The awards have been shining a light on remarkable projects, organisations and individuals in the housing  sector and its supply chain that have demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment to being more sustainable with residents at the heart of everything they do.

2017’s response  was outstanding with the finalists representing the very best in the sector, from successful partnership projects (LEAP project, winner Best Resident Engagement in Sustainable Living) to a cutting edge green roofs programme (The Behaviouralist, winner Best Climate Resilience Project) to Europe’s largest Passivhaus scheme (emh Group, winner Best New Build Project).

Bevan Jones, Sustainable Homes’ managing director, said: “It’s exciting to see how far the SHIFT Awards have come and that there still is willingness to outperform in terms of sustainability and deliver high quality homes that are future-proof and have resident wellbeing at heart.

“We feel the pace is changing in the sector and I can’t wait to see this year’s entries and finalists. It’s going to be a tremendous event!”

Across eight different categories the SHIFT Awards recognise the achievements of individuals, teams, projects and campaigns. This year will also see the return of the popular Dragons’ Den category, giving shortlisted entrants the chance to pitch creative sustainability ideas to the Awards audience.

The SHIFT Awards will take place on 8th November at the stunning The Brewery in London. Entries are now open – www.shiftawards.co.uk.

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