We kicked off 2019 with a timely GHA Policy Workshop focussing on current regulations for housing in the UK, in anticipation of forthcoming government reviews. Are regulations stringent enough to provide the next generation of low-energy and healthy homes, fit for the future?
According to many environmental organisations we have entered a global climate emergency and this is backed up by the IPCC report on Global Warming. Issues around overheating, carbon emissions, flooding, air quality and health are increasingly in the news and there is a clear need for current regulations to be reviewed and strengthened.
We were joined by a number of expert speakers who will update us on the latest regulatory and policy developments for low/zero-carbon homes; comfort, health & well-being and in-use performance of buildings.
This was followed by a number of workshop sessions which will help to inform an industry wide position paper which can be adopted by GHA members and other relevant parties.
Objectives of the event
- To highlight the known shortcomings of the current Building Regulations on: energy, ventilation, overheating, indoor air quality, comfort, and in-use performance.
- To suggest improvements and changes to regulations/policies in anticipation of forthcoming Government reviews in 2019.
- To inform an industry wide position paper that can be adopted by the GHA membership.
Chaired by: Julian Brooks, Network and Programme Manager GHA
13:45 – Registration
14:15 – Welcome and setting the scene
14:35 – Energy performance
14:55 – Comfort, health and well-being
15:15 – In-use performance
15:35 – Break
16.00 – Workshop sessions led by expert speakers: How can current regulations be improved?
17.00 – Feedback from workshops
17.30 – Networking, drinks and nibbles
19.00 – Close
Kindly supported by
Costs: Free for GHA members, £50 for partners (Passivhaus Trust, ASBP, STBA, BPN), £75 for non-members.
Date: Thursday 24th January, 2019
Time: 13:45pm - 17:30pm
Address: Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB