What is SHAP?

SHAP is a not-for-profit which provides evidence-based research to support informed decision-making on sustainable housing issues

Over 15 years of providing support and expertise in the sustainable housing sector

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  “is the place to be” for the housing sector!

SHAP Members & Stakeholders

Our Vision

All domestic dwellings will be energy efficient, resilient to extreme weather, affordable and comfortable to live in, and that this will provide a structure for sustainable communities, attractive places to live and support jobs and skills within a low carbon economy.

Our Mission

To provide leadership in the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable housing by promoting, researching and disseminating best practice.

Our Role

To influence European, national and local housing policies and strategies so as to inspire decision-makers to make efficient investment decisions in new build and retrofit that result in high quality improvements without excessive cost.

Our Governance

Our Board is drawn from across the housing industry and is supported by a wide network of partners and supporters.

Our Work

We provide leadership through research and dissemination on sustainable housing issues and opportunities to audiences in the West Midlands and nationally.


  • Co-ordinate responses to Government consultations
  • Maximise the value of ECO and other housing and housing infrastructure investment for the West Midlands
  • Research emerging issues on topics identified by partners
  • Disseminate findings of research and shar of case studies
  • Best practice events and networking


Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what others say about SHAP…

SHAP gives us a ‘safe haven’ to learn and to share risk and rewards, giving us the confidence to go for it!” – David, Development Director, housing association

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

SHAP brings new members and wider discussion on topics – Cliff Horrocks, WHG

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

Just a great forum to meet the right people – Paul, Eco2solar

SHAPs work on Greendeal has been instrumental in shaping legislation and helping social housing providers and local authorities understand what they need to do – Richard Bains, bcha

Understanding the regional perspective and supply chain partner thoughts and case studies helps our business make informed choices on market opportunities and growth – Paul Dockerill, nexhi.co.uk

SHAP has provided useful information for us, a for profit commercial organisation – Mark, Minus7

By offering informed research and information and collective sharing of relevant work, SHAP has influenced our decision-making – John Bedford, Accord Housing Group

Prevented investment into schemes that did not take off – anonymous


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was one of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law, which took effect in May 2018. It gives individuals much more control over what personal data is stored and gives them the power to have it corrected or deleted.

The attached Privacy Policy Statement explains how we manage data, what rights individuals have about the data we store and the reasons we are allowed to store data.