Standard Member benefits:

  • Free entry to 4 core GHA events and discounts on all other events
  • Access to academic/industry research projects via the GHA
  • Access to working groups, knowledge and information
  • Promotion via social media via GHA website, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Speaking opportunities at events/seminars and conferences
  • Business and networking opportunities
  • Listing on the GHA website
  • Annual General Meeting opportunity to influence GHA workstream
  • Access to extensive GHA network via regular newsletter
  • Use of GHA marketing material, logo and manifesto

Leader Member benefits:

  • Shared use of GHA stand space at events
  • Engagement and involvement in academic/industry research projects via the GHA
  • Privileged access to working groups such as opportunities to present/network
  • Enhanced GHA website content
  • Enhanced PR and communications opportunities at events and via printed/online media articles, reports, etc.
  • Enhanced opportunities to collaborate with and shape GHA agenda and workstreams

Local Authority Vanguard Group benefits (in addition to standard membership benefits):

  • Access to library of Quality Housing & Sustainable Development Standards
  • Summaries/resources/good practice on topics/themes:
    • Health and wellbeing; IAQ, daylight/sunlight/overheating/materials
    • Alternative housing delivery models
    • Zero carbon policy/strategies
    • Renewable energy in new development
    • Sustainable Urban Design/ Sustainable Communities
  • Strategic advice (1 day pa)
  • Feedback co-ordination and updating of resources on application of standards
  • Secretariat for members, e.g., communications/networking
  • 2 private group meetings pa
  • Informal access to Vanguard members
  • Liaising with LAs publicity/PR & communications teams
  • Arranging site visits to LAVG member housing developments (1 visit pa)

Additional services (chargeable):

  • Exclusive and private expert forum for LAs, e.g., brokerage or collectively procured advice
  • Training, e.g., procurement, assessment, control and compliance with standards
  • Process and technical support
  • Authoring of bespoke housing standards & sustainable development strategies
  • Attendance/participation on design review panels

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