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.



Registration from 8:45

Session 1 – The policy landscape and keynote project (9:30-11:00)

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

Future Homes Standard: Update on the consultation and proposed uplifts to Part L and F of the Building Regulations

Julian Brooks

Julian Brooks

Network & Programme Manager, Good Homes Alliance

‘Home of 2030’ design 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 (11:30-12:50)

Homes of the future, now – Building for 2050 project

Approaches and strategies for zero carbon housing

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

Delivering (nearly) net zero ‘Energiesprong’ homes – the highs, lows and future


Session 3 – How to deliver net zero – Case studies (14:00-15:30)

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

Modern methods of construction – Climate Innovation District, Leeds

Zero-emissions, custom build homes – Springfield Meadows, Oxfordshire

The design and delivery of ‘Active Buildings’


Session 4 – Ensuring performance (16:00-16:45)

The importance of building performance evaluation – The Building Performance Network ‘State of the Nation’ project

Soapbox talks: Quality assurance standards & tools

Final session – What is needed to deliver net zero and Future Homes at scale? (16:45-17:30)

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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