SHIFT Awards show sustainability is alive and kicking in the housing sector. Over 230 housing and sustainability professionals came together on the 24th November in London to celebrate outstanding achievements in sustainability at the SHIFT Awards 2016.
Broadland Housing Association is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its sustainability performance. They received the Best of Class – Existing Homes, The Lean and Green Award and the prestigious Gold Standard Award.
The SHIFT Awards are the UK’s sustainability awards for the housing sector, recognising the achievements of organisations leading in energy efficiency, lean and sustainable business and the delivery of affordable homes. The ceremony was held in London and hosted by Marcus Brigstocke.
The awards followed the historical Paris Agreement, reinforcing the commitment to accelerate global action on climate change and the vital role that the housing sector has to play in achieving such ambitious goals.
Bevan Jones, Sustainable Homes’ Managing Director, said:
“These awards clearly demonstrate that sustainability is not dead and that it has a major role in creating better homes and businesses whilst enhancing people’s lives. What we must do now is harness the energy and ideas from this event to improve policy and practice within housing and sustainability. We can’t wait to host the awards next year when we think we’ll see even more leadership and enthusiasm from the sector”
Michael Newey, Group Chief Executive commented “Broadland are very proud to receive these awards and hopes that we can continue to see efficiencies and in turn drive down fuel poverty for our tenants. I feel that the whole team have worked effortlessly on behalf of our tenants and am very proud of their achievements and happy to bring these awards home to Norfolk”.