Build Net Zero NOW

Conference Series

Following a sold-out Net Zero and Future Homes Conference in London in November 2019 and the Good Homes 2020 Online Conference Series: A Net Zero Recovery last year, the GHA Annual Conference returns with sessions taking place this October.

Tuesday 5th October

13:00 - 15:00

Opening Session + 'Big Net Zero Debate'

Since our launch in 2007, our events have had a reputation for lively debates! At our opening session on Tuesday 5th October, we will host the Big Net Zero Debate with keynote speakers and industry experts kicking off the discussion by posing the key questions facing net zero housing regarding policy, planning, development, design and building performance.

Welcome to the conference

Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance

Welcome from our sponsors

Ian Rigarlsford​, External Affairs Manager, Ecology Building Society

Paul Bourgeois, Industrial Lead, Faculty of Business & Law, Anglia Ruskin University

Keynote address

Speaker TBC


Chaired by

Mike Roberts, Vice-Chair, Good Homes Alliance

Debate: Net zero housing policy and regulations

Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance

Debate: Is there a role for planning in delivering net zero carbon homes?

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

Debate: Can developers be trusted with net zero?

Neil Murphy, Founding Director, TOWN

Debate: How does net zero influence the style and look of new homes?

Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Debate: Are net zero homes really net zero in use?

David Adams, Development Director, Building Performance Network

19th October

13:00 - 15:00

Net Zero Housing Action + Case Study Launch

On 19th October, we will showcase the forward-thinking work of our members and wider industry in delivering net zero homes. The session, entitled Net Zero Housing Action, will include the launch of a series of net zero housing case studies that we have been developing thanks to funding from MCS Charitable Foundation.

Welcome from the Chair

Julian Brooks, Programmes Director, Good Homes Alliance

Keynote address

Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (Invited)

Local authorities leading the way: Net zero planning policies

Thomas LeFevre, Director, Etude Sustainability

Eastern New Energy (ENE), a regional support programme focusing on low/zero carbon actions and local economic development

Paul Bourgeois, Industrial Lead, Faculty of Business & Law, Anglia Ruskin University


Introduction to the case study project

Adrian Ramsay, CEO, MCS Charitable Foundation

Love Wolverton, Milton Keynes


Love Wolverton is a £25m project to redevelop the Wolverton Agora, including 100+ very-low-carbon new homes. 

Woodstock North, Oxfordshire

Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

430 new Passivhaus certified, net zero carbon in operation homes. Each home will have an Air Source Heat Pump, thermal store and PV solar panels. 

Seaward Way, Minehead, Somerset

Chris Brown, Assistant Director Development & Regeneration, Somerset West and Taunton Council

A scheme of 54 new zero carbon in operation homes, all with affordable rent for Somerset West & Taunton Council.

Knights Park, Eddington, North West Cambridge

Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

A new neighbourhood north-west of Cambridge providing 240 zero carbon homes (CfSH 5).

Woodlands Edge, Lincolnshire

Steff Wright, Chairman, Gusto Group

A development of 29 eco-homes built using a range of different construction methods including insulated concrete formwork, timber frame and cavity blockwork.


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).

Individual session ticket

£10.00 – GHA members

£17.50 – Members of partner organisations*

£25.00 – Non-members

Both sessions (5th and 19th October) – 20% discount

£16.00 – GHA members

£28.00 – Members of partner organisations*

£40.00 – Non-members

Problems with booking? If you are having problems booking via the button above, book directly via Eventbrite (links to external page) –

Prefer to pay by invoice? Please contact and we can process your booking offline.

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

Header image – Knights Park, Eddington (Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects)

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