The Good Homes Alliance was established in 2007 and now has over 70 members that include, architects, planners, developers, universities, local authorities, urban designers, consultants, building professionals and suppliers.
Our aim is to promote and encourage the building of quality sustainable homes and communities and to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building into a sustainable endeavour.
We plan to do this via collaborations with industry and government, creating active knowledge exchange networks, best practice sharing, running events, lobbying for change, partnering on research, commissioning publications and holding conferences.
The GHA currently is focussing on three main themes:
- Measures to improve health & wellbeing, especially reducing the risk of overheating in new homes
- Identifying routes to achieve zero energy/ carbon neutral or carbon positive housing
- Achieving higher quality sustainable housing standards, including through alternative housing delivery models
Three cross sectoral working groups have been established to address the three themes:
The GHA launched our new manifesto – 'A Charter for Responsible Housebuilding' at Ecobuild on Wednesday 8th March 2017. It’s been 10 years since the GHA was formed and we believe our message on quality sustainable housing is as important as ever!
The manifesto sets out the following actions that we believe are necessary to help bring a quality focus back to new housing: