Hexagon has been recognised for the quality of its homes at the recent prestigious SHIFT Awards in front of 230 housing professionals in a ceremony presented by Marcus Brigstocke, with a keynote speech by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor Environment and Energy.
At the ceremony, 43 SHIFT landlords also received their SHIFT accreditation standard in which a record number of “gold” landlords was announced. As a group, SHIFT landlords outperform the rest of the sector on measures such as the energy efficiency of homes – meaning lower emissions, warmer homes and more affordable energy bills for residents.
Accredited organisations measure their impacts and compare how they are doing against others using the SHIFT framework, with recommendations provided on the best routes to improve. Following our 2016 sustainability assessment, Hexagon has achieved SHIFT Gold demonstrating our commitment and progress in improving homes and reducing impacts.
Bevan Jones, managing director of Sustainable Homes said:
“It’s brilliant to celebrate the success of SHIFT landlords and to announce their accreditation at the SHIFT Awards in front of such outstanding audience. These organisations know that sustainability has to make business sense and they are working extremely hard to deliver warmer and affordable homes whilst operating lean and resilient businesses.”
Hexagon is one of only 10 landlords to achieve the SHIFT ‘gold’ award.
SHIFT analyses the environmental performance of social landlords’ housing stock, existing and planned, as well as offices and operations, with over 50 weighted questions covering measures such as energy efficiency, water use, waste management and adaptation to climate change.
Sustainable Homes is a not-for-profit consultancy and research body, providing advice and assistance to the housing sector. It coordinates SHIFT, a sustainability benchmark and network of 66 housing providers managing more than one million homes nationwide.
Hexagon also received ‘Gold’ in the ‘Best in Class’ category for newbuild properties and a ‘Highly commended’ award for its Malvern House newbuild development in Kenley.
[Pictured from left to right are Tony Burton CBE (Executive Chair of Sustainable Homes), Hexagon staff: Martyn Brindley, Rachel Jones, Rumana Khair and David Collick]