The Good Homes Alliance is delighted to support the Housing Design Awards (HDA) again this year and our Chair Lynne Sullivan OBE is once again part of a select group of judges, made up of industry experts, government officials and enthusiasts.

To coincide with our “Build Net Zero Now” campaign, this year we are encouraging project teams to enter any projects that are aiming for net zero, whether at planning stage, under construction or completed. We urge applicants to include details of their methodology to achieve net zero, such as by meeting recognised standards or targets. Plus, any evidence of exemplary build quality and performance monitoring data, or plans for how as-built performance will be proven.

The HDA are the UK’s longest-running housing awards having been launched in 1948 (in the same sitting of Parliament as the NHS) to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding. To date there have been more than 1,000 winning schemes and the HDA’s archive of previous winners is the largest such resource in the world.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, judging will take place for the 2021 awards thanks to a combination of drone technology and resident interview techniques using smart phones. The deadline for entries is Friday 26thFebruary.

To find out more about the Housing Design Awards and to submit an application, visit

GHA encourages net zero submissions for Housing Design Awards

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