Thanks to activists such as Greta Thunberg, the Climate Emergency - the need to protect our one and only planet from an unsustainable temperature rise - has moved up the agenda for most of us and has generated many pledges to become carbon neutral sometime this side of 2050.
The UK Government has recently stated its ambition that all new homes should meet a Future Homes standard, aiming to halve the energy use of all new buildings by 2030, compared to the current Building Regulations requirements. This is a significant step towards meeting a net zero target.
The construction industry is in a key position to provide solutions to meet this target, we need to act swiftly and effectively in reducing the environmental impact of our buildings. Especially in the measures taken to improve existing buildings, most of which would not meet even the modest building standards the UK has in place today.
The Good Homes Alliance believe that the Future Homes Standard is a key opportunity for Government and the house-building industry to address both energy demand and carbon dioxide emission reductions, in addition to other issues such as quality, overheating, innovation, skills, energy efficiency and occupant health & well-being.
Their 2019 conference will bring together policy makers, house-builders and their supply chains to debate the key challenges, discuss how to meet the government's proposed Future Homes standard and possible net zero targets, and demonstrate how to deliver high quality, low carbon, healthy homes, which are fit for the future.
Follow the link below to find out more and book your place. Reduced rates for GHA members, partner organisations and local authorities/housing associations. There is also ‘Buy One, Get One Half Price’ tickets offer.