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GHA Bitesize Webinar Series – Biodiversity Net Gain

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GHA Bitesize Webinar Series – Condensation, Damp and Mould Strategies

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GHA Bitesize Webinar Series – Radiant Innovations: Exploring the Benefits of Infrared Heating

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Financial incentives for enhanced environmental performance in the housing sector

In this time of climate crisis, the construction industry plays a pivotal role in shaping a greener future. This webinar shed light on the financial incentives already in place, and what more can be done, to encourage the construction and purchase of more environmentally friendly homes, providing valuable insights for funders, developers, landowners, operators, residents and policymakers alike. We explored the intersection of sustainable construction practices and financial benefits, showcasing how the housing industry can contribute to a more environmentally conscious and economically sound future.

Well also launched a new paper as part of our Build Net Zero NOW Campaign, titled “The Green Shift – The existing financial incentives for higher environmental performance of new homes”, authored by Rafe Bertram. The document is an exploration to see if a ‘tipping point’ has been reached, one where existing financial incentives provide high levels of environmental sustainability in a way that are financially advantageous for all stakeholders, and if this route is now the most financially viable option.

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  • 13:00    Welcome – Lynne Sullivan, Chair, Good Homes Alliance
  • 13:05    Launch of “The Green Shift – The existing financial incentives for higher environmental performance of new homes”  Rafe Bertram
  • 13:25    Manifesto: “10 Steps to Accelerate Net Zero Housing Development” – Richard Broad, Projects & Communications Manager, Good Homes Alliance
  • 13:35    Green Mortgage Financial Incentives – Daniel Capstick, Product Manager – Mortgages, Ecology Building Society
  • 13:50    Atelier Carbonlite Challenge – Reece Lake, Head Of Business Operations, Atelier Finance
  • 14:05    Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 14:25    Closing comments
  • 14:30    Close

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The Green Shift – Rafe Bertram
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GHA Bitesize Webinar Series – People and their data – Ethics and engagement of building performance evaluation

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Homes that are low energy and perform as designed

How to Design Good Homes Event #2 – Tuesday 4th July, 12:00-13:30, Online

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12:00 Welcome from event chair and ‘Designed to Perform’ case studies

Tom Dollard, Board Member, Good Homes Alliance and Partner ‑ Sustainability and Innovation, Pollard Thomas Edwards

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12:10 Passivhaus and AECB standard affordable housing case studies

Jeremy Tyrrell, Director, T2 Architects

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12:25 Residential building performance evaluation (BPE)

Brogan Watkins, Sustainability Consultant, Hoare Lea

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12:40 Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) findings from Chobham Manor

Mark Dowson, Associate Director, Buro Happold

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12:55 Lessons learned from the Nottingham City Homes 2050 Energiesprong project

Richard Partington, Director and Suzanne Davenport, Associate, Studio Partington

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13:10 Q&A

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Homes and communities that improve health and wellbeing

How to Design Good Homes Event #1 – Tuesday 13th June, 12:00-13:30, Online

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12:00 Welcome from event chair

Julian Brooks, Programmes Director, Good Homes Alliance

12:05 Healthy placemaking

Andrew Dobson, Associate, JTP

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12:20 UK’s first accredited Active House homes – Newhaven Green, East Sussex

Jonathan Evans, Senior Architect, Stickland Wright

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12:35 New Garden Quarter, Chobham Farm

Justin Laskin, Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards

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12:50 Sunnyside Wellness Village

Tope Balogun, Director, Austin Smith Lord

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13:05 Q&A

13:25 Closing remarks

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GHA at Futurebuild 2023

Tuesday 7th  March, 10:30-11:15, Energy Stage – Net Zero Energy and New Housing Development

From 2025, gas heating will be banned in newly built homes. This much needed move away from fossil fuels will see demand on the electricity grid increase dramatically in the coming years, as we transition to heat pumps, solar PV, batteries and electric vehicle charging. Join us to hear from forward-thinking developers and local authorities who are proactively tackling the issues. Plus hear from solution providers who are providing smart technologies and ‘microgrids’ to help balance energy demand and loads across new housing development.

Speakers:

  • Chair – Mike Roberts, Vice-Chair, Good Homes Alliance 
  • Ian Pritchett, Co-Founder, Growth & Innovation Director, Greencore Construction 
  • Neal Coady, Head of Product, SNRG
  • Debbie Haynes, Carbon Reduction & Sustainability Manager, OX Place
  • Speaker TBC, Glen Dimplex

Wednesday 8th March, 13:30-14:15, Buildings Stage – Minimising and mitigating overheating risk in homes

UK homes are increasingly at risk of overheating, which can lead to uncomfortable indoor environments for homeowners and residents. Overheating can be caused by poor housing design, uncontrolled solar gain, inadequate shading, and insufficient summer ventilation. Contextual factors such as external noise and security concerns can also restrict opportunities for natural ventilation. Hear from industry experts on the assessment tools, best practice design approaches and solutions available to minimise and mitigate overheating risk in homes.

Speakers:

  • Chair – Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance
  • Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultant, Julie Godefroy Sustainability
  • Susie Diamond, Partner, Inkling
  • Tom Dollard, Partner – Sustainability and Innovation, Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Rajat Gupta, Director, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and Low Carbon Building Research Group, Oxford Brookes University

Wednesday 8th March, 15:30-16:15, Buildings Stage – Using monitoring to understand net zero homes

By the middle of this century the world has to reduce emissions to as close to zero as possible. This pursuit to Net Zero requires the UK to virtually eliminate emissions from the built environment and with ~28m homes currently contributing 18% of all carbon emissions, the UK has a big challenge ahead.

With challenge comes opportunity. This seminar session, delivered by the Building Performance Network, will demonstrate how taking a systems, not piecemeal, approach to building performance evaluation will help to really understand net zero homes. Using data will truly enable you to set meaningful targets and implement robust strategies for energy efficiency in homes, both old and new.

  • Intro from chair – Kerry Mashford OBE, Interfacing Ltd
  • Data Driven Decarbonisation: get the fundamentals right – Ahsan Khan, Trustmark
  • Using data to understand systems – Hermione Crease,  Purrmetrix
  • Q&A
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Webinar: Local Authorities Leading the Way – Net Zero Planning Policy

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Good Homes Alliance (GHA) and Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) hosted a joint online event showcasing the progressive work of Local Authorities in developing, and successfully adopting, net zero planning policies.

We heard more about recent good news coming out of Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) and Cornwall Council, whose local plan updates have both been found sound and legally compliant by the Planning Inspectorate. Both policies set absolute energy targets for housing (energy use intensity) and seek to maximise renewable energy generation on-site. The policies use a different framework from the Building Regulations and cover both regulated and unregulated energy.

These announcements reaffirm the fact that forward-thinking councils can set their own ambitious targets that go above and beyond minimum national standards. The work at B&NES, Cornwall, Cambridgeshire and others will help set a precedent for other Local Authorities to follow in their footsteps and meet their climate emergency commitments.

We were also delighted to be joined by experts from the consultancies who have been supporting progressive councils in developing evidence bases to support their new policies, and providing guidance on how to implement the policies in practice.

Programme

Welcome from GHA – Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance

Welcome from TCPA – Celia Davis, Projects and Policy Manager, Town and Country Planning Association

What is the landscape for LAs in regard to setting progressive planning policies? – Marina Goodyear, Project Manager/Lewis Knight, Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional

Planning policies successfully adopted! Lessons learned from B&NES and Cornwall, and implementation challenges
– Alex McCann, former Climate Policy Officer at Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES); now part of the Bioregional Sustainable Places team
– Emily Rubin, Principal Development Officer, Cornwall Council

Emerging planning policy: Net zero, circular economy, design codes and more – Greater Cambridge – Emma Davies, Principal Sustainability Officer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Next steps for local authorities: How can the recent good news set a precedent for other progressive LAs? And what are the challenges? – Thomas Lefevre, Director, Etude

Q&A/panel discussion: How will updates to national policy and standards impact progressive local authorities?

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Marina Goodyear and Lewis Knight, Bioregional

Alex McCann, Bioregional (formerly B&NES Council)

Emily Rubin, Cornwall Council

Emma Davies, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Thomas Lefevre, Etude

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GHA Bitesize Webinar Series – Spatial implications of developing Zero Carbon Local Plans: Modelling the carbon from proposed growth

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