Date: Wednesday 9th June Time: 10:00-11:30 Location: Online (Zoom)


Join Good Homes Alliance, BEIS and the Building for 2050 project team for an online focus group workshop, open to members of the GHA’s Vanguard Network (local authorities) and Pathfinder Network (housing associations). The workshop provides an opportunity for attendees to input into an important Government research project and help shape future policy for low carbon/net zero carbon housing.

About the Building for 2050 project

Building for 2050, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), highlights the need to construct housing which is low carbon through its design rather than through reliance on technology. The project is examining the drivers, attitudes, barriers and challenges relating to low cost, low carbon new build housing in England & Wales.

The research includes a design review and site assessment of case study housing projects, and interviews/workshops with project teams, residents and wider stakeholders. It then reviews the as-built performance of the homes and residents’ experiences.

The outcomes will inform the steps required to accelerate the uptake of low-cost low carbon homes in England & Wales.

About the workshop

This facilitated workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders to feed into the Building for 2050 project on their experiences of delivering low carbon housing. The findings of the workshop will feed into the wider observations of the project, culminating into a final report submitted to BEIS in Q1 2022 which will help to shape future policy.


10:00   Welcome from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Roger Littlewood, Scientific Officer, BEIS

10:05   Welcome from the Building for 2050 project team and introduction to the project

Alison Crompton, Regional Director Sustainability, AECOM

Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

10:15   Facilitated workshop

Led by Julian Brooks, Programmes Director, Good Homes Alliance

11:15   Wrap up and summary of discussions

11:30   Close

How to get involved

If you are a GHA Vanguard or Pathfinder Network member and would like to take part in the workshop, please contact Larry Tate, Communications Coordinator, GHA –

Building for 2050 – Online Stakeholder Workshop

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