John Gilbert Architects wins prestigious sustainable housing award

Over 200 housing and sustainability professionals came together in London on Thursday 30 November to celebrate outstanding achievements in sustainability at the SHIFT Awards 2017.

John Gilbert Architects is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its sustainability performance.  As the only awards celebrating sustainability in housing, the SHIFT Awards (created by sustainability consultants, Sustainable Homes) are vital in championing a sector going through hard times by shining a light on those projects at the forefront of environmental sustainability.

John Gilbert Architects picked up the Best Small Retrofit Project Award in London at a ceremony hosted by leading environmental journalist Lucy Siegle and with the support of headline sponsor Soltherm, showcased the very best sustainable housing projects across 10 exciting categories  this year also including one dragons’ den style awards. Categories included Best small retrofit project, Best corporate sustainability project, and the highly coveted Sustainable Housing provider of the year. To celebrate 10 years of the SHIFT Awards, this year’s ceremony also included a special category to recognise the Most improved ever SHIFT landlord

The winners were selected by an expert judging panel consisting of Julie Hirigoyen, UK Green Building Council; Rod Cahill, Catalyst; Clare Hierons, ShareAction; Mark Griffiths, 2 Degrees; Don Barclay, Hastoe Group and Tim Peters, Soltherm.

Bevan Jones, Sustainable Homes’ Managing Director said:

“I am thrilled to see such a diverse group of organisations coming together to celebrate sustainability in housing. These organisations represent the best of housing and demonstrate that sustainability plays a major role in enhancing people’s lives”

“Sustainability is the way forward and we must continue to share and replicate best practice and support collaboration and integration across the sector”.  Congratulations to this year’s winners and I can’t wait to see more and better sustainability projects at the SHIFT Awards 2018”.