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.

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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.

Expert speakers

Julie Godefroy

Julie Godefroy

Technical Manager, CIBSE
Ian Mawditt

Ian Mawditt

Director, Four Walls Consulting
George Martin

George Martin

Chief Executive, Building Performance Network

Programme

Chaired by: Julian Brooks, Network and Programme Manager GHA

13:45 – Registration  

14:15 – Welcome and setting the scene

DOWNLOAD LYNNE SULLIVAN’S PRESENTATION

14:35 – Energy performance

DOWNLOAD JULIE GODEFROY’S PRESENTATION

14:55 – Comfort, health and well-being

DOWNLOAD IAN MAWDITT’S PRESENTATION

15:15 – In-use performance

DOWNLOAD GEORGE MARTIN’S PRESENTATION

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

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Event details

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

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Any queries?

Contact richard@goodhomes.org.uk.

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