Building upon the successes of the Vanguard and Pathfinder networks, which now total over 30 forward-thinking local authorities and housing associations, GHA will soon launch a new network for progressive SME developers and housebuilders that are striving to deliver quality, net zero housing.

As with our other networks, one of the main aims of the new Net Zero Developer Network (NZDN) will be to share learning and best practice, and create new guidance and case studies to facilitate the adoption of enhanced sustainability, quality, health and performance standards for new housing developments.

Membership benefits include:

  • Quarterly network members’ meetings to share learning and best practice
  • Knowledge sharing and learning opportunities from exemplar case studies and topical events, workshops and training
  • New guidance/research and further development of a library of resources on the GHA Knowledge Base
  • Regular press and PR, highlighting achievements of the NZDN and its members
  • Network progress reports including barriers, key findings and success stories
  • Advocacy and representation of the network to Government and industry bodies such as the Future Homes Hub
  • Participation in new Build Net Zero Now working groups, helping to deliver targeted outputs to accelerate the delivery of net zero housing
  • Facilitated partnerships and collaborations between members of GHA’s specialist Vanguard and Pathfinder networks and wider membership which includes architects, consultants, product manufacturers, academia and more

How to get involved

Network member

We aim to launch the network in spring 2022 and are looking to recruit 12+ progressive SME and larger housebuilders/ developers as founder members.

Founder members will benefit from a 25% discount on membership for the first year.

  • Membership open to progressive SME and larger housebuilders/developers
  • Benefit from all standard GHA membership benefits
  • Benefit from additional network benefits/outputs (as listed above)
  • Benefit from involvement in new Build Net Zero Now working groups
  • Focus on new build housing and net zero

Fee: £1,100 +VAT annual membership – 25% discount for the first year

Interested? Please get in touch with Richard Broad, Projects & Communications Manager, Good Homes Alliance: richard@goodhomes.org.uk; 0330 355 6275.

Network partner

Help support the network and interact with net zero developers at the cutting edge of sustainable development by becoming a network partner.

  • Invitations to all network events and roundtable meetings with NZDN members
  • Opportunity to organise a bespoke workshop with the NZDN members
  • Input your knowledge and experience to steer the focus of network activities
  • Priority access and relationship building with NZDN members
  • Increased profile recognition or your organisation among progressive housing developers within the network
  • Opportunities to engage with 30+ members of GHA’s fast-growing local authority Vanguard and housing association Pathfinder network members, who between them are set to build 120,000 new homes over the next 10 years
  • Regular press and PR, highlighting achievements of your organisation and the NZDN
  • Annual network progress reports including barriers, key findings and success stories
  • Your logo on all network communications (newsletters, press releases, social media), promotion material and reports
  • Speaking opportunities to discuss your involvement with the network at GHA events or conferences in seminar slots or panel discussions

Interested? Please get in touch with Julian Brooks, Programmes Director, Good Homes Alliance: julian@goodhomes.org.uk; 0330 355 6274/07980 706 838.

About our networks

Following a two-year Vanguard Campaign and events roadshow, in November 2019 the Good Homes Alliance (GHA) formed a new Vanguard Network for progressive local authorities, now totalling over 20 members including London boroughs and councils in major growth areas such as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

One of the main aims of the network is to share resources and conduct research to facilitate local authorities in adopting enhanced sustainability, quality, health and performance standards for new housing developments.

In February 2021, the GHA launched a second network for forward-thinking housing associations – the Pathfinder Network, which includes some of the largest HAs in the UK such as Sovereign, Vivid, Aster and Abri.

As with the Vanguard Network, the focus is on sharing learning and best practice, creating new resources and guidance, and conducting original research and pilot projects. Combined, the networks total over 30 members from across the UK, representing 350,000 existing homes and 120,000 new build homes to be developed in the next 10 years. 

GHA to launch new network for progressive housing developers

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