Scoping report published for Welsh Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub

Scoping report published for Welsh Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub

The findings of a report that explored the potential of establishing a Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub for Wales have been published.
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Vital new tool and guidance to tackle overheating risks in retrofit projects to be developed

Vital new tool and guidance to tackle overheating risks in retrofit projects to be developed

Following a well-received overheating risk tool and guidance for new build homes, the Good Homes Alliance is delighted to announce a project that will see a new version developed for retrofit schemes.
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New Model Employer’s Requirements and Design Brief clauses launched

New Model Employer’s Requirements and Design Brief clauses launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of new Model Employer’s Requirements and Design Brief clauses. The clauses are free-to-download and set minimum requirements for performance standards for energy (net zero), emissions, health, comfort and building performance evaluation.
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New Building Performance Evaluation Guidance

New Building Performance Evaluation Guidance

New guidance aimed at housing clients, and anyone interested in Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) who wants to evaluate and improve the performance of homes.
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Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub in Wales takes a step forward

Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub in Wales takes a step forward

North Wales housing association, ClwydAlyn, has secured funding from Welsh Government to explore the potential to establish a Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub in Wales. The scoping study for this groundbreaking project will be carried out by the Good Homes Alliance in collaboration with Woodknowledge Wales and the Sustainable Development Foundation.
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Building Standards Compared

Building Standards Compared

The paper seeks to illustrate clearly how the choice of selecting a building standard affects the amount of renewable energy generation that is required to comply with a net zero operational outcome. The report does not take into account embodied energy/carbon. All energy and carbon modelling is illustrative but based upon real archetypes.
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Survey: Your homes and neighbourhoods during the Covid-19 pandemic

Survey: Your homes and neighbourhoods during the Covid-19 pandemic

This survey is an attempt to understand how well or poorly the design of our home environments – our homes and the neighbourhoods in which they sit – have been supporting us during the period of lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis.
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Overheating in New Homes

Overheating in New Homes

The Good Homes Alliance (GHA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new tool and accompanying guidance which aims to help planners and design teams identify and mitigate overheating risks in new homes at an early stage.
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Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition

Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition

Good Homes Alliance is part of a task group that has inputted into a new report on net zero carbon buildings unveiled by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) at Houses of Parliament on 30th April 2019. It follows six months of industry engagement involving over 180 experts and stakeholders from across the built environment value chain.
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GHA collaborating with Building Performance Network for State of the Nation research

GHA collaborating with Building Performance Network for State of the Nation research

GHA has been collaborating with the Building Performance Network on this research project which aims to review existing domestic building performance evaluation studies and assessment methodologies and make recommendations for the future of BPE in the UK.
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The Policy Playbook: Driving sustainability in new homes - a resource for local authorities

The Policy Playbook: Driving sustainability in new homes – a resource for local authorities

Good Homes Alliance contributed to and endorsed this resource developed by UKGBC, in association with Core Cities UK, that is designed to help enable local authorities (LAs) drive up the sustainability of new homes. The ‘Policy Playbook’ focuses on energy & carbon, mitigating overheating risk, and the cross-cutting issue of assuring performance. There is also a section on viability and a set of case studies.
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The Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide

The Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide

GHA contributed towards the development of 'The Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide' for the Greater Cambridge Housing Development Agency (HDA).
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