Havebury homes wins silver award for being green

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Havebury Housing Partnership’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its properties has been recognised through a prestigious national award.

The affordable housing provider has been awarded Silver status by the Sustainable Homes Index for Tomorrow (SHIFT).

The index is a benchmark for sustainability and represents more than two million residents nationwide.

Havebury Chief Executive Karen Mayhew said: “As an organisation we are always seeking to improve energy efficiency in our properties and minimising our environmental impact, and this award reflects our efforts.

“We will not rest on our laurels but instead continue to strive for improvement, and endeavour to reach Gold status in the future.”

Alongside 37 other housing associations, SHIFT assessed Havebury’s credentials taking into account the sustainability performance in existing homes, new build properties and offices, as well as the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.

One of Havebury’s newest developments in Goddard Place, Harleston near Stowmarket includes seven properties which have been designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level Three.

Havebury, which has offices in Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds, is a charity and not-for-profit association, and currently manages 6,000 homes.

For more visit www.havebury.com or call 0300 3300 900.