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The Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together key thinkers and leaders in the West Midlands interested in the housing sector: housing associations, local authorities, businesses and the third sector.

which then provides evidence-based research to support informed decision-making on sustainable housing issues

SHAP helps members scale up the delivery of net zero and low carbon homes, both new-build and retrofit. – Join SHAP

  • We are an independent network of innovators and leaders working in public and private organisations across a range of disciplines involved in the housing sector.
  • Our Members collaborate on peer-to-peer initiatives including research and training.
  • Our approach is to share good practice/evidence leading to smarter working.
  • Our objective is to use a value for money approach to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for the housing sector and the communities we serve.

SHAP has a track record of being a trusted space for raising issues, sharing information and moving to action, supporting individual stockholders to develop their low carbon housing/placemaking internal strategies, programmes and projects.

Asset managers, moving beyond dealing with compliance issues to start thinking about decarbonisation are finding the retrofit agenda currently is complex, fast moving and the sheer volume of information somewhat overwhelming.

SHAP has recently been involved in Scaling up Better Homes West Yorkshire research for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is leading the smart connected buildings (with a focus on retrofit) for an Innovate UK project to develop a smart local energy system for Rugeley and has led the Warm Homes Save Lives proposal within the West Midlands Combined Authority Fuel Poverty and Regional Retrofit programme.

SHAP is not for profit and is currently contributing as a member of :
the UKGBC 2050 zero carbon roadmap working group
a training and research member of the Smart Construction Network
amongst other roles

SHAP has informed and influenced our decision-making when working with RPs, energy companies and suppliers – Steve Morgan, Wates

A big fan of ours

SHAP has offered me/my organisation networking and new business opportunities – Helen Trott, One Efficiency Ltd.

A big fan of ours