Tuesday 19th November 2019 | 9:30-17:30 (registration from 8:45) | Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London SE1

The UK Government has recently stated its ambition that all new homes should meet a Future Homes standard, aiming to halve the energy use of all new buildings by 2030, compared to the current Building Regulations requirements, which is a significant step towards meeting a net zero target.

The Good Homes Alliance believe that the Future Homes Standard is a key opportunity for Government and the house-building industry to address both energy demand and carbon dioxide emission reductions, in addition to other issues such as quality, overheating, innovation, skills, energy efficiency and occupant health & well-being.

Our 2019 conference will bring together policy makers, house-builders and their supply chains to debate the key challenges, discuss how to meet the government's proposed Future Homes standard and possible net zero targets, and demonstrate how to deliver high quality, low carbon, healthy homes, which are fit for the future.

Special offers

Reduced rates for GHA members, partner organisations and local authorities/housing associations

20% EARLY BIRD discount until 30th September 2019

‘Buy One, Get One Half Price’ offer using promo code: B1G1HP


Session 1 - The policy landscape and keynote project

Welcome from the Chair and update on latest net zero policy for new homes

The Future Homes Standard and revised Building Regulations

Design for 2030 Competition

KEYNOTE PROJECT: Bicester Garden Town - 393 zero carbon homes at Elmsbrook and Graven Hill, the UK's largest self and custom-build community

Policy panel discussion

Session 2 - Making the case for net zero

Homes of the future, now - Building for 2050 project

Approaches and strategies for zero carbon housing - Etopia Corby at Priors Hall Park and more

Net zero and healthy buildings - Indoor air quality, overheating and more

How much does it cost to meet net zero?

Adam MacTavish, Director, Currie & Brown (TBC)


Session 3 - How to deliver net zero - Case studies

Passivhaus - The route to zero carbon? | Delivering Passivhaus at scale - Goldsmith Street, Norwich

Andrew Turnbull

Andrew Turnbull

Senior Housing Development Officer, Norwich City Council

Modern methods of construction - Climate Innovation District, Leeds

Off-site construction and Energiesprong projects


Session 4 - Ensuring performance

The importance of building performance evaluation - The Building Performance Network 'State of the Nation' project

Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change, Oxford Brookes University

Soapbox talks: Standards and tools for quality assurance


Final session - What is needed to deliver net zero and Future Homes at scale by 2030?

Panel discussion


Gold sponsor: Velux


Silver sponsor: The Concrete Centre

Bronze sponsor: Zehnder

Interested in sponsorship?

Sponsorship opportunities

Confirmed exhibitors

Airflow Developments Ltd

Exhibition packages

Packages from £350 +VAT for GHA members

Exhibition packages

Partner organisations

AECB, ASBP, BPN, LETI, National Housing Federation, Passivhaus Trust, STBA, The Green Register, UKGBC, Woodknowledge Wales, Zero Carbon Yorkshire

Event information

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Time: 9:30-17:30 (registration from 8:45)

Venue: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, Lambeth, London SE1 9NH

Registration: Book tickets via Eventbrite. Tickets from £100-£170.


Further information

For further information about this event or to enquire about speaker, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Richard Broad - richard@goodhomes.org.uk.

GHA 2019 Conference: Delivering Net Zero and Future Homes

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