Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Thriving communities with sustainable, high quality, low carbon homes

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 accelerate the delivery and impact of net zero, by leading and promoting best practice on the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable housing

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

Holistic Approach

Research – Commissioning and utilising research to enable informed decision-making.

Support – Creating a shared space for challenges and best practice solutions.

Knowledge – Developing actionable strategies, programmes & projects.


Research – To secure strategic partnerships that offer added value to our Members.

Support – To serve as an extension of our Members’ teams, bringing decades of knowledge and experience.

Knowledge – To develop relevant and bespoke solutions based on our Members’ individual circumstances and needs.

What We Do

Issues we help address

Market Barriers, Compliance, Health & Wellbeing, Fuel Poverty, Net Zero, Funding & Finance.

Technical Expertise we bring

Smart Grid, Best Practice, Circular Economy, Energy Technology, Energy Storage, Procurement, Project Delivery.

Route maps to net zero that we collaborate on developing

Joint Procurement, New Build Standards, Policy & Regulation, Planning, Financing Retrofit, Community Engagement, User-Centric Design, Knowledge & Best Practise Sharing, Heat Decarbonisation.

Net Zero Impact We Contribute To

Existing Housing Stock, New Build, Retrofit, Communities, Value For Money.

What makes SHAP unique?

There are very few network organisations within the Midlands or UK that contain such a diverse membership. SHAP’s uniqueness lies in its ability to tackle housing issues drawing on representation and input from private, public, third sector and academia; this includes local authorities and other public bodies, social housing providers, contractors, consultants, suppliers and manufacturers offering services to the housing sector.

SHAP’s open policy encourages a range of partners to collaborate and understand the issues that each face which allows big society problems to be more easily resolved. Members freely provide time, money and information to help the development of good practice / innovative responses to housing issues, creating open discussion and benefiting from collective research.

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 Work

We provide leadership through research and dissemination on sustainable housing issues and opportunities to audiences in the West Midlands and nationally. Over 15 years of providing support and expertise in the sustainable housing sector.


  • 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 share case studies
  • Deliver best practice events and networking

Our supporters say SHAP  “is the place to be” for the housing sector.