Energy and environment

We want to help our residents save money on their bills, manage energy costs, improve their health, and reduce environmental impact.

We’re striving to reduce our environmental impact to help manage our costs and to be a more responsible business.

The benefits of our strategy will include:

  • Affordable energy and warmer homes for our residents
  • Reducing CO2 emissions
  • Reducing landfill waste and pollution
  • Improving food growing, biodiversity and resident health.

Achieving Gold!

Our aim is to achieve SHIFT Gold award by 2020. SHIFT is the sustainability standard for the housing sector. It is recognised by our regulator the Homes and Communities Agency and backed by Government.

SHIFT is an independent assessment and accreditation scheme that demonstrates organisations are delivering against challenging environmental targets. The SHIFT assessment measures how we are doing against over 50 environmental criteria, including CO2 emissions, water use, landfill waste and response to climate change. It covers every aspect of our business including our homes, offices, and the way we work. Organisations that are assessed receive SHIFT Commended, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum accreditation, depending on their performance.

We’re committed to improving the energy efficiency of our homes which, in turn helps residents to reduce their fuel bills and to live more comfortably. We’ll also help residents to manage their energy bills by delivering energy advice. By reducing emissions from our offices and business travel, we’ll reduce our environmental impact and improve value for money.

For more information, read our Strategic Plan 2017-18.

CAN and SHINE projects

We’ve been awarded European Union funding for two projects – Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN) and Sustainable Houses in Inclusive Neighbourhoods (SHINE). Find out more about this here.