Established as a subsidiary of Hastoe in 1997, Sustainable Homes Limited provides the affordable housing sector with good value, well informed services that can be trusted.
Sustainable Homes has influenced the thinking and practical behaviours of social landlords who manage around 1.2 million homes, housing over three million people.
One of its core projects is the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT). This is the standard by which affordable housing providers prove their environmental performance. The index benchmarks associations’ performance across all activities, in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Sustainable Homes has also put together a series of training courses framed in response to requests from the sector. The offerings include Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor training; understanding Housing Quality Indicators, Energy Efficiency for Asset Managers –
one of the first courses on how to retrofit to 80% lower carbon. A central part of this work is encouraging the measurement and monitoring of environmental improvements.
Recently, Sustainable Homes has been at the forefront of the development of the National Existing homes Adaptation Tool (NEAT). This online tool assists social landlord to assess how well prepared they and their homes are for the changing climate. Importantly, this tool goes beyond the usual elements and covers issues such as water usage and overheating.
For more information please visit their website at www.sustainablehomes.co.uk