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ENE Series: Session 7 Addressing Planning and Building Regulations challenges in delivering net-zero housing

Event Details

This event is part of the ‘Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Housing’ series of 8 webinars run in conjunction with the Eastern New Energy project. The series focuses on the nitty gritty details of what is working and what it costs to meet the net-zero challenge.


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About this Session

Regulatory requirements regarding energy and carbon performance of housing are changing, and imposing new demands on public, private and community housing sectors alike.

The recent (June 22) upgrade of Part L (energy efficiency) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations impacts all new housebuilding. All new homes must produce 31% less CO2 emissions than the previously allowable levels.

In addition, new requirements regarding overheating in new homes (Part O) addresses one of the most overlooked aspects in modern buildings, and is rapidly becoming a major problem with many new build homes.

This is all part of the journey towards the Government’s planned “Future Homes Standard” to be introduced by 2025, which will impose further, stricter requirements beyond the recent changes.

Meanwhile development planning remains one of the most significant regulatory challenges quoted by housing developers/suppliers across the sector in the supply process. It is becoming increasingly challenging as both suppliers and regulators alike grapple with new requirements associated with sustainability and sustainable development, climate emergency, local social and economic value and other local priorities.

This session will bring together both the supply industry and the planners and building control who regulate it, to discuss the key challenges associated with this changing environment – and suggest solutions that assist both sides.

This two-hour online session will cover:

  • Recap - the different definitions of net-zero in construction, who is using them and how these will drive briefs and specifications
  • Review and discussion of key changes and challenges relating to Building Regulations upgrades
  • Review and discussion of key changes and challenges impacting on planning policy and actions at the local level
  • The developer’s perspective – challenges and solutions
  • The planner’s perspective - challenges and solutions
  • Building Control perspective - challenges and solutions
  • Case studies in practice – including a ground-breaking, affordable, net-zero housing scheme in Essex. The scheme is due on site shortly and the delivery team will give us an insight into the regulatory challenges they have addressed, and the opportunities created by this higher level of performance

Terry McGivern, ex-Development Director at Hanson Building Products and ASW Construction Systems and Chief Executive of London Building Centre, will host the session.

Paul Davenport, Director at Montare (an innovative housing developer based in East Herts) is working on a ground-breaking,cost-effective net-zero housing scheme in Essex. He will give the developer’s perspective, both in terms of planning and building regs challenges generally; but also specifically regarding this exciting new project.

This live and interactive session will have Q&A breaks to allow participants to ask questions of the speakers.

Programme

16:00 Start and Introduction – Terry
Setting the scene re Building Regs and Planning
16:10 Paul Davenport – the Developer’s perspective
16:30 Building Control
Review and discussion of key changes and challenges relating to Building Regulations upgrades
Building Control perspective - challenges and solutions
17:00 Rob Guinn
Review and discussion of key changes and challenges impacting on planning policy and actions at the local level
17:20 Head of Planning
The planner’s perspective - challenges and solutions
17:40 Q&A
18:00 Close

All events in this series

Can be booked as a series or individually:

1. Defining, measuring and evidencing net-zero performance - Thursday 8 Sept,16:00-18:00, Live online
2. How do we make net-zero homes affordable? - Thursday 22 Sept, 16:00-18:00, Live online
4. Energy system solutions for affordable net-zero housing - Monday 17 Oct, 16:00-18:00, Live online


Costs

  • TGR members:  £30 per session // £150 for all 8 sessions (save £90)
  • Standard non-member rate:  £40 per session // £200 for all 8 sessions (save £120) 

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

This event is held in conjunction with:

The ENE project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

When
November 28th, 2022 16:00 through 18:00
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