St Leger Homes has achieved national recognition for its work and commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of council housing in Doncaster.
The local housing provider received a Silver Award in the SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow) accreditation scheme, this provides an independent assessment of how housing organisations are performing against challenging environmental targets.
The SHIFT assessment looked at the 20,000 council homes managed by St Leger Homes, as well as their offices, and supply chain, and measured them against 21 environmental factors including carbon dioxide emissions, landfill waste generated, and water use.
Keys highlights from the SHIFT report show:
- Over the last two years, 3.3kgs of carbon dioxide per home have been saved as a result of St Leger Homes’ resident engagement activities such as ‘Keep Warm’ drop-in sessions; and, energy saving information on their website and in their quarterly tenants’ magazine. This equates to a total of 66 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved across all council homes in Doncaster
- Last year, 97% of the waste generated by St Leger Homes’ offices was diverted away from landfill and instead turned into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). RDF can be used to generate heat and electricity, and helps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for energy.
Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
‘It’s great news that St Leger Homes has obtained the SHIFT Silver Award. This demonstrates our commitment protecting the environment by reducing our carbon footprint. It shows we are taking green issue seriously which is important because sustainability is an important local responsibility, which has global significance.’