Many local authority housing departments and progressive developers are keen to develop housing to “better than minimum” or “enhanced” standards, as this will lead to better health and well-being for occupants, help reduce fuel poverty, and create better neighbourhoods and long-term local value.

The Vanguard Campaign will showcase the work of Good Homes Alliance members and partners who are working at the cutting-edge to deliver housing to enhanced sustainability standards. These Vanguards will demonstrate what is possible and how they achieved it, with the aim of inspiring others to do the same.

  • The campaign will begin with a series of seminars throughout 2018, reaching over 100 public and private housing providers and developers.
  • Over the longer-term, case studies and common factors for success from those involved in the campaign will be disseminated to a national audience.

This afternoon seminar is the first of the GHA Vanguard Campaign’s free, invitation-only events. It provides the opportunity for local authority housing delivery arms, housing associations and developers in the region to hear from colleagues about their experiences of delivering to enhanced standards, to raise questions and to network.


13:30   Registration

14:00   Introduction from the Chair and an update on latest policy – Lynne Sullivan OBE, Director, LSA Studio and GHA Chair

14:20   Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design GuideEmma Davies, Senior Sustainability Officer, Cambridge City Council

14:40   Delivering quality in the design of sustainable homes – Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

15:00   Refreshment break

15:30   Delivering homes to Passivhaus standards at Rayne Park, Norwich – Gwyn Jones, City Growth and Development Manager, Norwich City Council

15:50   Utilising alternative housing models to meet higher sustainability standards – Neil Murphy, Founding Director, TOWN

16:10   Audience feedback and facilitated discussion

16:40   Final discussion – What can the GHA do to help?

17:00   Close

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Campaign partners

Airflow Developments Ltd

Event details

Booking: Free to attend for local authorities, housing associations and developers. If you wish to attend, please contact

GHA Vanguard Event – Cambridge

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