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Bromford wins award for its sustainable homes

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Bromford has won a 'Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow'(SHIFT) award for the 'organisation with the most significant efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of their existing homes.' Bromford currently owns and manages around 26,500 homes across central England.

The SHIFT index is a benchmark aimed at helping its members become more sustainable by providing a framework for improvement and offers a UK-wide support network with access to expertise and guidance. SHIFT currently represents over one million homes and has a substantial influence in the housing sector.

Julie Walker, head of neighbourhoods at Bromford, said: "Bromford takes its environmental credentials very seriously and is proud to support SHIFT. Being a part of SHIFT gives us the opportunity to share best practice, learn from our peers and ultimately to make a positive difference to the environment. This latest award recognises the great progress we have made in reducing the environmental impacts of our existing homes."

Bromford, one of the few organisations in the country to have been granted a silver award from SHIFT in 2010, was contacted by SHIFT following its effective repairs award win from the UK Housing Awards for its 'homes that don't break down' approach to asset management.

Homes that don't break down is based on a preventative servicing approach to maintaining homes. This approach also won 'best client' in the National Housing Maintenance Federations' best practice awards this year.