A Net Zero Recovery

Following our sold-out Net Zero and Future Homes Conference in November 2019, the annual Good Homes Alliance Conference returns, with four topical conference sessions taking place online throughout October and November 2020.

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6th October

13:00 - 15:00

Net zero housing policy, guidance & research

In this opening conference session we will kick off Good Homes 2020 with a recap on the net zero housing landscape, with updates on the latest policy, guidance, research and competitions.

Welcome from our key sponsor - VELUX

Neil Freshwater, Public Affairs Manager (GB & Ireland), VELUX

Launch of the conference series and net zero policy update

Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance

Latest net zero guidance

Clare Murray, Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein/ London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)

'Homes of the future, now - Comfortable and affordable to heat' - An update on the 'Building for 2050' project

Alison Crompton, Regional Director, AECOM

The 'Home of 2030' competition

Andy von Bradsky, Head of Architecture, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) (Awaiting confirmation)

20th October

13:00 - 15:00

Technologies and solutions for net zero homes

In this interactive session, we will be joined by a number of leading-edge net zero solution providers who will showcase the latest innovations in renewable energy and smart home technologies, including heat pumps, 5G district heat networks, wind power, PV, solar, home automation and battery storage.

An update on the Active Building Centre

Simon McWhirter, Head of Engagement, Active Building Centre

Net zero case studies - Parc Hadau and the FLATLINE project

James Williams, Managing Director, Sero Homes


Intelligent battery storage

Gary Watson, Sales Manager (UK & Ireland), Sonnen

Kensa Contracting

Ground source heat pumps and shared ground loop arrays

Ieman Barmaki, Director of Low Carbon Partnerships, Kensa Contracting


Intelligent AI powered home automation, clean energy production and super efficient heating systems to enable affordable net-zero homes

Daniel Burton, CEO, Wondrwall

Heritage Wind

Wind generated clean energy from traditional timber framed windmills

Steve Charter, Director, Heritage Wind

Build Test Solutions

Measured outcomes

Dr Richard Jack, Product Manager, Build Test Solutions

3rd November

13:00 - 15:00

Climate emergency and local authority action

This event will showcase the forward-thinking work of our Vanguard Network members as they act upon their climate emergency declarations and seek to deliver net zero housing at scale.

'One million SuperHomes by 2030' - An update from our Vanguard Network partner, National Energy Foundation

Sandra Hayes/Paul Ciniglio, National Energy Foundation

Reflecting on 10 years of Passivhaus in Exeter

Emma Osmundsen, Managing Director, Exeter City Living

Sustainable housing in Cambridgeshire

Emma Davies, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service

Sustainable housing in Enfield - Meridian Water

Rafe Bertram, Sustainability Facilitator, Enfield Council

Sustainable housing at Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

Tara Gbolade, Sustainability Lead: Placeshaping, Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

17th November

13:00 - 15:00

Covid-19, health & well-being and the green recovery

This year during the Covid 19 crisis, people have spent more time than ever in their homes. In this final session we will debate how industry can ensure a green and resilient recovery which addresses both climate change and biodiversity loss, and delivers healthy, low energy, high quality homes.

Accelerating the transition to a green economy

Emma Harvey, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

Findings from the 'Covid-19 and our homes' survey

Prof Matthew Carmona, Professor of Planning and Urban Design, University College London

The 'Building for Life 12' principles

David Birkbeck, Chief Executive, Design for Homes

Closing of the conference series and final remarks

Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance


Book tickets for individual sessions from just £10 (+VAT) or book a whole conference ticket from £30 (+VAT) to join all four sessions.

If you purchase a whole conference ticket but are unable to join one of the sessions live, we will be recording the events so you can catch up on the webinar on demand (requires a ticket purchase to view on demand recording).

Whole conference ticket (4 sessions)

  • GHA members – £30.00 (+ VAT)
  • Members of partner organisations* – £52.50 (+ VAT)
  • General admittance – £75 (+ VAT)

Individual session ticket

  • GHA members – £10 (+ VAT)
  • Members of partner organisations* – £17.50 (+ VAT)
  • General admittance – £25 (+ VAT)

*Partner organisations include: AECB, Building Performance Network, Passivhaus Trust, STBA, TCPA, The Green Register, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, UKIEG, Woodknowledge Wales.

Image – Marmalade Lane, Cambridge (TOWN, Trivselhus, Mole Architects). Credit: David Butler

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