ROCKWOOL® joins national sustainability benchmarking group
24 September 2012, News release from Sustainable Homes
ROCKWOOL®, the world's leading provider of stone wool insulation, is proud to become the latest corporate partner of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT).
The only initiative to provide a comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) was developed with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, the Mayor of London and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
ROCKWOOL® has a proven track record in supporting a more energy efficient and safe built environment. With decades of experience and a positive track-record of supplying one of the most sustainable insulation products available, ROCKWOOL® uses diabase rock to manufacture its products which is an endless resource and is extracted without any adverse impact on the natural environment. Rockwool continues to exemplify the ideology of continual improvement.
Thomas Heldgaard, Managing Director of ROCKWOOL® UK and Ireland said: "ROCKWOOL® understands the importance of combating many of our environmental issues through improvements to the built environment. From the sustainable resources we use, to the processes and standards we employ in manufacturing and installation, we have received various accolades in support of our mission. We are delighted to partner with SHIFT as this allows further means of supporting our clients as they address issues such as fuel poverty, rising energy costs and the climate change agenda."
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes also welcomed the partnership, saying: "We are very pleased to welcome ROCKWOOL®to SHIFT. As an experienced organisation with a proven record in retrofit we can see this being of real use as we assist our members to move further towards lower carbon."
SHIFT is the comprehensive environmental benchmark administrated by Sustainable Homes. In addition to ROCKWOOL®, corporate partners include Devonshires Solicitors, Diamond Build, H+H, Inside Housing, Kingspan Potton, Mears, SolarTech and VPhase. Members are accredited on a scale of Bronze to Platinum. SHIFT was launched in 2008 and has grown in popularity since then to now have over 50 organisations involved.
SHIFT is recognised by the Homes and Communities Agency as a useful tool to reduce environmental impacts and to improve "place-making". The Chartered Institute of Housing also recognises SHIFT as an environmental accreditation scheme.
In partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, SHIFT is holding two national conferences entitled 'Fuel Poverty: finding solutions' in London on 28th September and Manchester on 10th October 2012. For more information and to book your place, please visit http://www.sustainablehomes.co.uk/shift-events2/
For further information please email Sustainable Homes