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:
- 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:
- A focus on measures to improve health and wellbeing
- Alternative housing delivery models that encourage higher standards
Three cross sectoral working groups have been established to address the three themes:
The GHA has published a manifesto, 'A Charter for Responsible Housebuilding' that sets out the following actions that we believe are necessary to help bring a quality focus back to new housing: