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We provide building owners with an independent assessment of their environmental performance

Is your building stock ready to embrace the 21st century?

Buildings with demonstrable sustainability credentials can unlock a host of benefits for their owners, managers and landlords: lower maintenance and operating costs, increased rental occupancy, more investment, and, of course, helping to create a sustainable planet for future generations.

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SHIFT’s unique sustainability audit system

SHIFT’s unique sustainability audit system

If you’re unsure of your building stock’s current green credentials, SHIFT’s unique and independent sustainability audit system provides an accurate way of assessing sustainability standards. It’s applicable to a whole host of different types of building assets plus we developed the recognised sustainability standard for the social housing sector.

Audits across 21 criteria

We audit environmental impacts across 21 criteria to create a complete, easy-to-understand report of the changes needed to turn existing buildings into future-proofed assets which meet sustainability compliance.

Audits across 21 criteria
Boost sustainability credentials

Boost sustainability credentials

SHIFT’s accreditation for social landlords is known to potential investors, funding bodies, business partners, and tenants as a reliable indication of a company or organisation’s sustainability credentials. Such an indication greatly increases the success of securing financial investment, funding and partnerships.

Demonstrating social responsibility this way can also increase staff and tenant loyalty, and be a magnet for job-seekers, especially Millennials and Gen Z, looking to work for a socially responsible employer.

To find out more about how SHIFT can help you create buildings fit for business and the planet, contact us.

Some of Our Clients

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“We are so pleased with our SHIFT 2023 and Granular CO2 reports, Steve really helped us gather our data using the SHIFT templates. The SHIFT office visit was a great touch, it added value to the report, and it was great to meet in person to discuss the SHIFT process.”

Wendy Malone – Group Director of Property, Calico Homes. January 2024

‘’Richard and his team were helpful and efficient in supporting us with our clients ESOS compliance and worked well in partnership with our approach.’’

Connie Heathfield – Sustainability Consultant, JRP Solutions. December 2023

‘‘Falcon Green commissioned SHIFT Environment to undertake Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) on our business. It is the first year Falcon Green has been required to do this, and we have been impressed with Asher and the SHIFT team for their guiding expertise and attention to detail. It has provided a valuable report which has provided us with a baseline for future reporting.’’

Vikash Senghani – Finance Director, Falcon Green. December 2023

“We are extremely proud that St Leger continues to achieve SHIFT Gold, whilst striving to improve the quality of our sustainability data. Our assessor, Annie was supportive throughout the assessment”

Lee Hunter – Environmental and Sustainability Manager, St Leger Homes. November 2023

“Our SHIFT report is a key part of our sustainability strategy. Its unique benchmarking allows us to identify where we are doing well as an organisation, and more importantly, where we can improve.’’

Gavin Roberts – Head of Environmental Sustainability and Decarbonisation, Halton Housing. November 2023

“It was great to have Richard’s contribution to our Beyond Green event. It was such a novel way to explain the impact of climate change on our long-term wellbeing. And the happiness approach was an insightful and useful way forward.”

Andrew Mawson – Owner, Advanced Workplace Associates Ltd. October 2023

‘’Worthing Homes commissioned SHIFT Environment to undertake Post Occupancy Evaluation for one of our new build developments. We have been impressed with the SHIFT team for their expertise and attention to detail. It has provided a valuable report which will enable us to ensure our building developments meet the desired design intentions. We look forward to working with SHIFT again to produce our 2023 SHIFT report.’'

Sam Bailey – Sustainability Officer, Worthing Homes. October 2023

‘‘SHIFT provided excellent support throughout the reporting process and ensured that the report was produced on time. Highly recommend.’’

Mark Jones – Capital Investment Manager, MSV. October 2023

“We have worked with SHIFT for a number of years. Richard and Steve have been a fantastic support in shaping our net zero & sustainability strategy. We have identified key areas to improve across a broad scope of our activities, including in planning to achieve our corporate target of EPC C by 2030.”

Jonny Mobbs – Head of Sustainability, Midland Heart. September 2023

“The SHIFT report has been a key part of mapping our journey towards a Net Zero organisation – each year we look forward to sharing the report with our Response to Climate Change Project Team. Our SHIFT 2023 assessor, Annie, was very helpful in guiding us through the process and answering all of our questions.”

Kari Best – Strategy & Insight Manager, Karbon Homes. September 2023

‘‘We are excited to have achieved Silver on our first SHIFT report, and the assessment process has been very useful for Ongo in identifying areas for improvement. In particular, it will help us to develop our environmental strategy with measurable targets that we can benchmark progress against.’’

Karen Cowan – Head of Governance & Corporate, Ongo Homes. August 2023

“The SHIFT report has improved our understanding of the data we record and our environmental performance. The report will inform the parameters of our surveys to better capture information such as water efficiency features in the future.”

Jason MacCormick – Director of Sustainability, Saffron Housing. July 2023

“Tom worked closely with us to identify and collate our data in order to produce a carbon baseline for our assets and operations, highlighting the areas of our business that are responsible for the most carbon emissions and recommending clear sustainability improvements to enable the prioritisation of future decarbonisation activity.”

Natalie Baxter – Head of Building Safety Compliance, Community Housing. May 2023

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