Accuflow join leading sustainability benchmarking group

April 11, 2023

Accuflow, a leading provider of water management services, have become the latest organisation to partner with SHIFT, the sustainability standard for the housing sector.

Accuflow has a global reach, and provide a wide range of services to residents, councils and installers. The business objective is to help people save water and energy. Water and heat are sometimes wasted when ‘combi’ boilers are switched on via the hot tap.

Their core product, FlowSave, uses a patented valve to save water and energy.  Once hot water is turned on the valve slows the delivery of water until it warms. When the water heats up to 42°C, the temperature people start to use it at, the device allows the full amount of water to flow, saving up to £150 in gas and water charges each year.

Justin McInnerney, Chief Executive of Accuflow

Smartzone, a separate nifty new tool, tells social housing providers when a boiler is about to fail meaning that costly call outs are reduced and residents keep warmer and happier.

SHIFT works with over 80 organisations to benchmark the sustainability of their stock, offices and operations. It demonstrates delivery against challenging environmental targets, provides a route-map for improvement and allows organisations to compare performance against their peers.

Justin McInnerney, Chief Executive of Accuflow, said:“We are delighted to be working with SHIFT. We believe water is a precious resource and that using it better is key when living our lives and tackling climate change.

We look forward to working with housing associations and residents to help them make the most of this resource efficiently and effectively.”

Managing Director of Baker Homes, Andrew Eagles, said:

“We look forward to collaborating with Accuflow to support the work of housing associations. Heating water accounts for 23% of all energy use.  To reach statutory carbon targets it is vital we work to reduce water consumption. It’s great to have Accuflow’s expertise and insight”

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:

  • Accuflow is a leading global manufacturer of products focused primarily on the world of water management, providing a range of services to help customers and clients save water. For further information on Accuflow, please contact Managing Director Justin McInerney
  • Baker Homes is a not-for-profit consultancy and research body, providing advice and assistance to the housing sector. It co-ordinates SHIFT, a sustainability benchmark and network of over 70 social housing providers managing 1.3 million homes nationwide.
  • SHIFT is the comprehensive environmental benchmark administrated by Baker Homes. In addition to Accuflow, corporate partners include BRE, H+H UK Ltd., Inside Housing, Lightsource, Mears Group, ROCKWOOL®, Sycous, tremco illbruck, Utilita, Vaillant, Ventive and Weinerberger

Arianna Sdei