GHA 2019 Conference: Delivering Net Zero and Future Homes

The UK Government stated its ambition that all new homes should meet a Future Homes standard, aiming to halve the energy use of all new buildings by 2030, compared to the current Building Regulations requirements, which is a significant step towards meeting a net zero target.

The Good Homes Alliance believe that the Future Homes Standard is a key opportunity for Government and the house-building industry to address both energy demand and carbon dioxide emission reductions, in addition to other issues such as quality, overheating, innovation, skills, energy efficiency and occupant health & well-being.

Our 2019 conference brought together policy makers, house-builders and their supply chains to debate the key challenges, discuss how to meet the government’s proposed Future Homes standard and possible net zero targets, and demonstrate how to deliver high quality, low carbon, healthy homes, which are fit for the future.

Session 1 – The policy landscape

Lynne Sullivan, Good Homes Alliance

Neil Freshwater, Velux

Gwyn Roberts, BRE

Jenny Barker, Cherwell District Council

Session 2 – Making the case for net zero

Tom Dollard, PTEa

Greg Chant-Hall, Carbon Free Group

Susie Diamond, Inkling

David Adams, Melius Homes

Session 3 – How to deliver net zero – Case studies

Jonathan Wilson, Citu

John Palmer, Passivhaus Trust

Andrew Turnbull, Norwich City Council

Ian Pritchett, Greencore & Ssassy

Joanna Clarke, Active Building Centre

Session 4 – Ensuring performance

John Palmer, Passivhaus Trust

Douglas Drewniak, Bioregional

Event organiser: Good Homes Alliance

Event date: November 2019

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