Membership types

We offer several membership types to cater for all organisations across the industry.

  • Our Standard members make up the core of our membership, from nimble sole traders to multinational organisations.
  • Our Vanguard and Pathfinder membership networks build upon the work of our Vanguard campaign, creating two networks of progressive local authorities and housing associations to share learning, best practice and strive to deliver homes to higher energy and comfort standards.
  • Our Leader members are at the forefront of the GHA and help shape our agenda, receiving a number of additional enhanced benefits.

Standard membership (from £250 +VAT)

  • Free or discounted entry to core GHA events
  • Discounted tickets for the annual GHA Conference
  • Discounted tickets for our SDF Alliance partner’s events (ASBP, BPN, Passivhaus Trust, STBA)
  • Access to academic/industry research project findings via the GHA
  • Access to working groups, shared learning and new guidance
  • Promotion of your company’s relevant activities via our website and press contacts
  • Speaking opportunities at events, webinars and conferences
  • Regular business and networking opportunities at our events
  • Listing on the GHA Member Directory with your company logo, biography and website link
  • Annual General Meeting opportunity to influence GHA workstream and feedback
  • Access to extensive GHA network via regular newsletter and popular social media channels
  • Use of GHA marketing material, logo and manifesto
  • Shared use of GHA stand space at trade shows

Vanguard/Pathfinder Network membership (£1000 +VAT)

In addition to Standard membership benefits, GHA will seek to support Vanguard (local authorities) and Pathfinder (housing associations/RSLs) members to:

  • Develop specifications, Employer's Requirement, SPDs and model planning policies for new housing
  • Aim for a net zero target but also address key issues such as health & wellbeing, placemaking, building performance evaluation and verification
  • The areas that we would seek to investigate would include:
    • Cost of delivery – business case
    • Delivery mechanisms – supply chain, procurement frameworks
    • Process – how to ensure the standards are embedded and truly delivered
    • Best practice learning from exemplars and case studies

Upgrade to Leader membership (+£1,500)

In addition to Standard membership benefits, Leader members receive the following benefits:

  • Privileged access to working groups such as opportunities to present/network
  • Priority engagement and involvement in academic/industry research projects
  • Enhanced PR and communications opportunities at events and via printed/online media articles, reports
  • Enhanced opportunities to collaborate with and shape GHA agenda and workstreams
  • Influence GHA activities through personal communication with the GHA Board
  • Enhanced marketing opportunities such as sponsorship of GHA research & discussion papers, events and conferences

Membership fees (as of January 2021)

Standard membership
Turnover Annual fee
<£500k £250
£500k – £1m £375
£1m – £5m £500
£5m – £10m £750
£10m – £30m £900
£30m – £100m £1150
£100m – £500m £1400
£500m – £750m £1650
£750m - £1bn £1900
£1bn+ £2150
Vanguard/Pathfinder Network membership
Company/organisation Annual fee
Vanguard membership (for local authorities) £1,000
Pathfinder membership (for housing associations/RSLs) £1,000
Joint membership of Vanguard or Pathfinder Network and NEF SuperHomes Network (for retrofit) £1,800
For sole membership of NEF SuperHomes Network, please contact
Leader membership upgrade
Open to all companies/organisations Annual fee
Additional cost to Standard, Vanguard or Pathfinder membership +£1,500
Membership discount/special rates
Company/organisation Annual discount/fee
Charity/non-profit/university 50%
Sole trader £175

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