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 second 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.


13:00   Registration

13:30   Introduction from the Chair – Chris Herring, Joint Managing Director of Green Building Store; Chair of Passivhaus Trust and Chair of Zero Carbon Yorkshire Buildings Group

13:40   Welcome from Leeds City Council: The Importance of Pushing Sustainability Boundaries – Leeds City Council

13:50   Connect Housing’s Journey to Passivhaus and Beyond: The Boggart Hill Development – Martyn Broadest, Director of Home, Connect Housing

14:15    Zero Carbon Living and Smart Technology: Leeds’ Climate Innovation District – Chris Thompson, Managing Director & Founder, CITU

14:40   Learning From Experience: Evaluating the Performance of Sustainable Housing – Sara Godinho, Sustainability Consultant, XCO2

15:05   Refreshment break

15:25   Happiness, Architecture and Beauty: Integrating Low Energy Design, Well-being and Landscape at Kings Worthy – Robert Harrold, Design Manager, HAB

15:50   Sustainable Lifestyles and Fabric-First Homes: A New Neighbourhood at Kirkstall Forge – Andy Macintosh, Associate, FCB Studios

16:15   Discussion: What’s next for your organisation on enhanced standards and how can the GHA 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 – Leeds

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