SHINE covers all public sector and cultural buildings and brings together previous activities by the Sustainable Development Foundation on non-domestic buildings, including work on sustainable healthcare buildings and the Schools Sustainable Leadership programme.
SHINE is needed because many sustainable buildings do not perform as intended and the standards they achieve do not meet the requirements of global limits, such as CO2 emissions or material resource availability. SHINE aims to address these problems by demonstrating that truly sustainable performance can be achieved even in current market conditions.


Building knowledge
Gathering together information and evidence about leading national and international sustainability practices
Raising awareness
Undertaking peer-review of sustainable buildings and sharing information and knowledge about leading sustainability practices
Demonstrating possibilities
Promoting sustainable projects and practices and implementing exemplary practices on real-life projects