The Good Homes Alliance Build Net Zero Now campaign aims to empower progressive Local Authorities, Housing Associations and housebuilders, and their supply chains, by providing them with the knowledge and tools to deliver net zero housing.

Following a year-long series of topical events and targeted outputs, including new and freely available net zero case studies and design briefs, phase one of the campaign concluded at the GHA Build Net Zero Now Conference in October 2021.

The campaign outputs have proved vital for the 30+ members of our fast-growing LA Vanguard and HA Pathfinder networks from across the UK, who collectively represent 350,000 existing homes and 120,000 new build homes to be developed in the next 10 years.

Despite the success of the campaign, the need to accelerate the delivery of net zero housing is more urgent than ever. Build Net Zero Now continues into a third phase.


We are looking for a number of progressive organisations to support phase 3 of the campaign and help us in our aim of accelerating net zero housing development.

The sponsorship fee for phase 3 (2023-2024) is £3,000 (+VAT). Benefits include speaking opportunities, case studies, recognition in articles to the press, your logo on all campaign outputs, and an invitation to steering group meetings to help scope the next steps of the campaign.

If you are interested in supporting the campaign and would like to discuss further, please contact Richard Broad, Projects & Communications Manager, Good Homes Alliance – richard@goodhomes.org.uk.

Phase 3 Confirmed Sponsors


Throughout the inaugural year of the campaign, several key themes emerged, warranting a more focused exploration in this second phase. This exploration was facilitated through a series of working groups, resulting in the following significant outputs:


The delivery of phase two outputs was facilitated by a number of working groups focussing on the campaign themes. Each theme is ‘championed’ by an expert GHA board member and tasked with delivering a targeted and much-needed output that will help accelerate the delivery of net zero housing.

The working groups were open to all GHA members and invited experts, including clients, architects, consultants, developers and supply chain organisations, and complimented by a series of events, workshops and case studies.

A steering group launched in May 2022 which set the focus for the working groups, events and campaign outputs. The steering group consisted of the GHA executive team, expert board members and campaign sponsors.

Completed outputs include:

Model Employer’s Requirements and Design Brief Clauses (Phase 1)

15 net zero and low energy housing case studies (Phase 1)

Domestic Energy Solutions Primer – Energy and heat generation

Manifesto – 10 Steps to Accelerate Net Zero Housing Development

Net Zero Planning Policy Resource Hub

Proposed outputs for future phases of the campaign include:

– Guidance on holistic financial approaches to net zero development

– Building Performance Evaluation training materials for QA/BPE assessors

– Residents’ feedback/engagement with new technology e.g. ASHP

– Guide to net zero viability assessments (for planners)

– Research exploring quality of placemaking in net zero developments

– Research exploring tension between net zero planning policy and practice

– Launch of Build Net Zero Now campaign at Good Homes 2020 Conference: A Net Zero Recovery including keynote speaker Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change.

– A year-long series of topical events exploring topics such as net zero and embodied carbon, MMC and green finance. The event series culminated in the Build Net Zero Now Conference Series, featuring keynote speaker Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government.

– An event on ‘Net Zero and Community Led Housing’ featuring Ecology Building Society speaking on their support for community led housing schemes.

– A popular webinar co-hosted with TCPA – ‘Local Authorities Leading the Way’.

During phase one of the campaign, we published 14 new net zero and ultra-low energy new build housing case studies, thanks to funding from MCS Charitable Foundation. The exemplar projects help to share best practice and learning within the GHA membership network and wider industry.

The case studies can be viewed on our Knowledge Base and showcase a range of construction methodologies and low energy building approaches, including net zero targets as defined by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and RIBA in their 2030 Climate Challenge.


"The Good Homes Alliance has been a supporter of a net zero approach for over 10 years. The ambition shown from within our progressive membership indicates that net zero housing can be built, not by 2025 or 2030, but NOW!"


"The first year of the campaign proved that many organisations within industry are striving to deliver net zero housing faster than required by regulations. Phase 2 of the campaign will continue this momentum, delving further into the detail of net zero delivery and maximising collaborations between like-minded clients and solution providers.”


Build Net Zero Now Campaign

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