BUILD NET ZERO NOW
Image credit: Virido, Cambridge (Pollard Thomas Edwards)
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
The Good Homes Alliance has launched a new campaign -
Build Net Zero NOW!
The campaign was formally launched at our Good Homes 2020 conference session on 3rd November, and aims to showcase how new homes can be built at scale to net zero carbon standards today, rather than by 2025 or 2030.
We must act now
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the physical signs of climate change and impacts on our planet have accelerated over the past five years, which were the hottest on record.
Like climate change itself, the focus on climate action has gathered pace, with over 300 local authorities having now declared Climate Emergencies in the UK.
"The Good Homes Alliance (GHA) 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!"
Vanguard member Exeter City Council has been delivering homes to Passivhaus standards for over 10 years
LOCAL AUTHORITY ACTION
Following a two year campaign and events roadshow, the GHA has now recruited over 15 local authority members to a new Vanguard Network.
The network members are set to deliver 50,000+ new homes on council-owned land over the next 10 years, and are setting ambitious net zero targets within their local plans and guidance.
The ambition to 'Build Net Zero NOW' is shared by many of the GHA's members and partners.
We have recently received funding from MCS Foundation to develop 10+ new case studies of net zero housing projects.
If you would like to put forward your net zero project as a case study, please get in touch.
GHA member Ssassy Property's Springfield Meadows scheme delivers net zero in both construction and operational energy
The Good Homes Alliance is working alongside and supports the work of like-minded organisations such as LETI, UKGBC and others to create frameworks and guidance to help accelerate the delivery of net zero buildings.
We will be running a series of "Build Net Zero NOW" events throughout 2021. Sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with the latest campaign news and events.
Build Net Zero Now