Guidance
Overheating in New Homes - Tool and Guidance

Overheating in New Homes – Tool and Guidance

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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Case study
VELUX CarbonLight Homes

VELUX CarbonLight Homes

Completed in 2011, the state-of-the-art CarbonLight Homes in Kettering, Northamptonshire, were the first homes designed and built to meet the UK government’s Zero Carbon Standard for Homes.
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Report
Buildings Mission 2030: GCB Recommendations

Buildings Mission 2030: GCB Recommendations

The Green Construction Board (GCB)'s response to the ‘2030 Buildings Mission’. The GCB Buildings Mission Taskgroup is being led by GHA Chair Lynne Sullivan OBE with the report sponsored by GHA Leader member BRE and the new Active Building Centre in Swansea.
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Guidance, Policy
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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Case study, Research project
Building for 2050 case studies

Building for 2050 case studies

Five pioneering low carbon housing projects have signed up to be part of the Building for 2050 research project, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). GHA is a supporter of the project, which launched at the Futurebuild conference in London in March 2019, which aims to shape future UK policy on delivering low carbon homes in England and Wales.
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Discussion notes
Discussion Notes – GHA 2019 Policy Workshop

Discussion Notes – GHA 2019 Policy Workshop

GHA held a policy workshop entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Housing: Are Current Regulations Fit for Purpose?’ on Thursday 24th January at Winckworth Sherwood, London. The event included three roundtable workshop discussions facilitated by the GHA and a number of expert speakers.
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Awards, Case study
Housing Design Awards 2019

Housing Design Awards 2019

Good Homes Alliance is pleased to again support the UK’s longest-running housing awards, set up by government in 1948 and now in their 71st year. We’re pleased that GHA Chair Lynne Sullivan OBE is once again part of a select group of judges, made up of industry experts, government officials and enthusiasts.
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Paper, Policy
APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings White Paper

APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings White Paper

GHA inputted into and supports the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings' White Paper - 'Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings'.
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Guidance, Policy
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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