Retrofit software innovator joins sustainability group

By: Sustainable Homes
Feb. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- VRM Technology joins national sustainability benchmarking group

VRM Technology, a new energy efficiency software provider, is proud to become the latest corporate partner of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT).

VRM’s core product “Refurbify” brings together architectural, building and software expertise. Initially developed to quote for retrofitting insulation to homes, the product has since expanded into a continuously evolving set of retrofit and refurbishment measures. The software replaces the manual costing and quality check systems of an experienced contractor.

SHIFT provide a comprehensive environmental benchmark for affordable housing providers the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) was developed with the support of  the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), WWF, the Mayor of London and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

Neill Ryan, Managing Director of VRM Technology said: “People need certainty when quoting for retrofit work.  With many housing associations and local authorities in the process of improving tens of thousands of homes there is significant potential for cost savings, more certainty of processes and improved efficiencies.

It also helps with repairs and maintenance providing “evidence of use” for past works.  We have joined SHIFT to increase awareness of this opportunity and to present an opportunity to SHIFT members.”

Andrew Eagles, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes also welcomed the partnership, saying: “We are very pleased to welcome VRM

Neill Ryan, Managing Director,
VRM Technology

Technology to SHIFT.  As an innovative organisation, we are glad that they have joined us to help the landlords and local authorities to cost effectively retrofit their housing stock.”

SHIFT is the comprehensive environmental benchmark administrated by Sustainable Homes. In addition to VRM Technologies, corporate partners include The Chopping Company, Climate Energy, H+HUK Ltd., Inside Housing, IKO, LED Hut, Mears Group, ROCKWOOL®, Sustainable Communities Partnership and SolarTech Ltd.

SHIFT is recognised by the Homes and Communities Agency as a useful tool to reduce environmental impacts and to improve “place-making”. The Chartered Institute of Housing also recognises SHIFT as an environmental accreditation scheme.

Notes to Editors:
About VRM Technology

VRM is a software technology company, dedicated to the domestic refurbishment space. The company’s management team are comprised of technologists, Architects and builders. This broad range of experience sets VRM aside from its competition and provides a strong partner for housing authorities that are looking for the best ways to retrofit their existing stock.

The SHIFT Index was established with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency, Tenant Services Authority, UK Green Building Council, WWF UK and the Greater London Authority. Sustainable Homes acts as the secretariat for SHIFT Index and is the leading provider of sustainable housing training and consultancy in the UK.

For more information on VRM Technology, please contact:
Neill Ryan, Managing Director, VRM Technology 0203 468 7560

For more information about SHIFT, please contact:
Andrew Eagles, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes ( 0208 973 0420

Andrew Eagles
0208 973 0429
Tags:Shift, Sustainable Homes, Retrofit, Sustainability, Social Housing
Industry:Energy, Environment
Subject:Joint Ventures
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