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  1. 03 Mar 2017 11:59 am

    New GHA Manifesto to be launched at Ecobuild 2017

    We pleased to announce that the Good Homes Alliance will be launching our new manifesto - 'A Charter for Responsible Housebuilding' at 3:00pm on Wednesday 8th March at Ecobuild.
    Pl...
  2. 22 Feb 2017 1:05 pm

    Alternative Delivery Models for New Housing

    The UK is struggling to build the homes it needs, this conference explores the alternative delivery models in the market. The choice is varied and suit small and large scale visions, all of them ha...
  3. 22 Feb 2017 12:58 pm

    BSRIA Training - Understanding Part L & Part F of the Building Regulations

    This course will provide a basic understanding of the England Building Regulations and an appreciation of how Part L and Part F affect different types of building work.

    Part L of the...
  4. 22 Feb 2017 12:55 pm

    BSRIA Training - Building Regulations and Legislation

    This course will help you understand the myriad of legislation that affects the design, installation and operation of building services.
    Each piece of legislation has its own guidance docume...
  5. 27 Jan 2017 9:30 am

    Response to SAP Consultation 2017

     Please see the attached PDF for the GHA's full response to the SAP consultation.
  6. 20 Jan 2017 9:45 am

    URBED's Vaux brewery masterplan shortlisted for the 2017 Urban Design Awards.

    Rebuilding the city

    In 2012, having successfully fought off plans for a Tesco megastore on the site, Sunderland City Council set out on a journey to create a new and distinctive busi...
  7. 19 Jan 2017 12:11 pm

    Full-Time Building Performance Consultant Post

     We are pleased to announce a new and exciting full-time Building Performance Consultant (KTP Associate) post as part of our new 34-month KTP project (co-funded by Innovate UK) between th...
  8. 19 Jan 2017 12:06 pm

    Committee on Climate Change - Adaptation in new buildings

    We have been made aware of a live survey that is feeding into the Committee on Climate Change, it is relevant to the GHA and members and we would encourage you to have a go at filling it in if you ...
  9. 16 Jan 2017 12:10 pm

    HAB Crowd Funding

     In less than four days of the public launch, HAB Land has met its initial crowd fund target of £1 million.  The 8% gross AER five year mini-bond was launched on Monday 9th January ...
  10. 13 Jan 2017 10:27 am

    Multiple new roles available at CITU

    CITU is a young company whose purpose is to accelerate the transition to zero carbon cities.  Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation and we’re committed to playing a lead...
  11. 10 Jan 2017 11:50 am

    Zero: How low can we go?

    Join us in the new year for our light-hearted New Year debate. The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020. Nearly zero...
  12. 10 Jan 2017 11:16 am

    3 year full-time funded PhD studentship

    The Low Carbon Building (LCB) Research Group of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and School of Architecture are pleased to offer a three-year full-time PhD Studentship starti...
  13. 07 Dec 2016 2:15 pm

    GHA recruiting for Marketing/Events Officer

    An opportunity has arisen for a part-time Marketing & Events Officer at the GHA, home/remote based with occasional trips to London and the UK.  The GHA is 10 years old in 2017 and is at a key po...
  14. 22 Sep 2016 3:15 pm

    New GHA members

    Capital Community Developments
    Design and build fortune-creating homes and communities, using the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture.
     
    Lightup Analytics
    &n...
  15. 09 Sep 2016 9:18 am

    New Homes & Our Health

    The UK built environment is well placed to deliver solutions that benefit our health and well-being, but experience suggests that there are a number of problems regarding the understanding and deli...
  16. 28 Jul 2016 10:25 am

    The Colour of Money - Commit to make better housing

    It's estimated that the UK needs to build 250,000 homes every year to keep up with demand, but the Government is falling short on this.  These missed targets are also impacting the qualit...
  17. 06 Jul 2016 8:00 am

    Solar Trade Association joins the GHA

    Since 1978, the STA has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users.
    A not-for-profit association, the ...
  18. 15 Jun 2016 10:57 am

    GHA's Future of Sustainable Housing Debate

  19. 15 Jun 2016 10:42 am

    Cambridge City Council new housing standard

  20. 15 Jun 2016 9:58 am

    Inquiry into the Quality of New Build Housing in England

    The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment is
    currently working on finalising the report from its last inquiry, which looked at
    the Quality and workmans...
  21. 31 May 2016 10:17 am

    Zero carbon amendment defeated but review within a year of Energy Performance Building Regulations

    The House of Lords failed to succeed with their amendment to the Housing & Planning Bill to reintroduce Zero Carbon homes standards, the Bill is now scheduled to pass into law on 12th May 2016....
  22. 29 Apr 2016 8:47 am

    LABC Relaunch House Type Approvals: Streamlining Compliance for Housebuilders.

    Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams across England and Wales. Relaunching the house type approval scheme will enable Housebuilders to strea...
  23. 25 Apr 2016 10:38 am

    VoiceBox - Community Toolkit

    VoiceBox: What is it?

    The VoiceBox is a tool aimed at promoting collaboration and discussion between interested parties of a development site. It will take the users through a journe...
  24. 21 Apr 2016 10:57 am

    GLA Housing Supplementary Planning Guide

    London Plan 2016 - Implementation Framework.
    Boris Johnson:  "Providing a choice of decent homes at prices Londoners can afford is arguably the greatest challenge facing the capita...
  25. 30 Mar 2016 2:31 pm

    ZCH to close on 31st March 2016

    The Zero Carbon Hub has issued a press release announcing its closure.
    Please read the attached release for full details
  26. 30 Mar 2016 1:04 pm

    JTP scoop Masterplanning & Public Realm Architect of the Year

    JTP is delighted to have been named Masterplanning & Public Realm Architect of the Year at the 2016 BD Architect of the Year Awards.
    The accolade recognises architects working on the str...
  27. 30 Mar 2016 9:59 am

    Q-Bot Investment

    Funding round that will enable Q-Bot to scale up retrofitting operations.
  28. 30 Mar 2016 9:41 am

    InnovateUK BPE program

    The MVHR meta study, based in houses in the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation program is now available. It can be downloaded here:
    http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/4073/
  29. 30 Mar 2016 9:37 am

    Has the drive for thermal efficiency led to overheating in homes?

    There has been much discussion recently as to whether the industry’s drive for greater thermal efficiency in building has led to overheating in homes.

    Rob Pannell Managing Dire...
  30. 14 Mar 2016 10:05 am

    Network & Programme Manager - New post at GHA

    The Good Homes Alliance (GHA) is going to create the new post of GHA Network and Programme Manager. The key aim of this new arrangement is to re-purpose the GHA as a learning and collaboration netw...
  31. 17 Feb 2016 2:22 pm

    GHA Developer Forum

    We are delighted that Cambridge City Council (CCC) will be hosting us for a continued discussion about their sustainable housing specification. CCC were winners of the Jonathan Kingerlee Good ...
  32. 28 Oct 2015 11:48 am

    New sustainable neighbourhood gets go ahead in South London

    RUSS, an innovative community self-build group that aims to provide homes for those priced out of the housing market, has just been been named preferred bidder by Lewisham Council to deliver homes ...
  33. 26 Oct 2015 12:20 pm

    CPD Event – Why are new homes failing to achieve basic levels of indoor air quality?

    Progress towards achieving the government’s 2016 zero carbon homes target has primarily been led through incremental changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, resulting in the proliferat...
  34. 29 Sep 2015 2:01 pm

    GHA EVENT - Developer Forum

    The key objective of the GHA developer forum is to stimulate developer collaboration, learning and problem solving in order to maximise the benefits for developer and leader members alike. The even...
  35. 28 Sep 2015 4:27 pm

    The Green Register - Coming Events in Oct & Nov


    Innovating with low impact materials - 15th October - Bristol
    Retrofitting Traditional Buildings.  Principles & Practice - 8th October - Birkenhead
    Retrof...
  36. 08 Sep 2015 4:21 pm

    Encraft's Air Tightness Workshop. 30th September

    Air tightness is a critical component of energy efficient construction. The workshop will focus on the importance of airtightness and give a full overview of how to achieve airtightness in a b...
  37. 11 Aug 2015 2:01 pm

    Healthbox Ventilation launched to UK market

    Renson Ventilation has launched the worldwide renowned Healthbox Ventilation unit to the UK market.
    The Healthbox provides good Indoor Air Quality, thanks to the intelligent control with sen...
  38. 11 Aug 2015 11:59 am

    Jonathan Kingerlee

    It is with great regret that we announce the death of Jonathan Kingerlee, Chairman of Kingerlee Homes, and one of the founding GHA Directors.  Jonathan passed away on Saturday 8th August in ho...
  39. 25 Jun 2015 12:07 pm

    CPRE's Getting Houses Built

    Getting Houses Built, argues that the focus on profitability within the current housebuilding sector, dominated by a small number of volume builders, is adversely affecting the type, the location a...
  40. 24 Jun 2015 2:45 pm

    Indoor Air Quality Research

    AECOM and Fourwalls have been commissioned by the Government to undertake a study of indoor air quality in naturally ventilated homes in England constructed to Part L / F 2010 of the Building Regul...
  41. 29 May 2015 1:01 pm

    Article on entrepreneurialism needed in housing

    Article written by Pete Halsall for RICS Modus.
    See the attached PDF
  42. 28 May 2015 10:56 am

    How households interact with low & zero energy tech

    A PhD student's research project which examines how householders, within mainstream new housing, interact with pre-installed low and zero carbon (LZC) energy technologies. Predominant technologies ...
  43. 29 Apr 2015 11:03 am

    What is Sustainability? Why does it matter? Who does it matter to?

    GET THE REPORT HERE
    The GHA partnered with property marketing agency, Key, to conduct qualitative research to explore how buyers factor in environmental considerations when making a house pu...
  44. 29 Apr 2015 10:50 am

    Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation

    The Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation is an initiative by Saint-Gobain, in partnership with the CITB.  It will provide attendees with practical, business and mentoring su...
  45. 24 Mar 2015 11:36 am

    GHA 2015 AGM

     The GHA's annual General Meeting will take place at  4pm on the 30th April at The Reliance on Old Street, London. 
    All GHA members are welcome to attend..  The...
  46. 20 Mar 2015 9:37 am

    Home warranty provider, Checkmate, first in industry to receive TSI stamp of approval

    Consumers looking for legitimate home warranty providers that ensure consumer protections above and beyond those outlined in legislation can now turn to Checkmate.
    Checkmate is the first new...
  47. 03 Mar 2015 11:54 am

    Masterclass - Closing the Building Performance Gap

     Closing the Gap
    The GHA has recognised the gravity of a building performance gap since we began in 2007. We’ve been involved in Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) studies, ide...
  48. 25 Feb 2015 12:13 pm

    CoRE's Retrofit Coordinator Diploma Dates

    The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) is pleased to announce new dates and venues for its award winning Retrofit Coordinator Diploma.  April through to August 2015
    If your busin...
  49. 23 Feb 2015 3:31 pm

    Six Cylinder - Honing Handovers

    As part of the the publication of the 2014 Plan of Work, the RIBA has commissioned a series of supporting books on both the various stages as well as the cross-cutting themes that span the various ...
  50. 23 Feb 2015 2:47 pm

    Cooling the UK Housing Stock post 2050's

     Just published is a new paper on tackling overheating in homes - Cooling the housing stock post 2050s. 
    Should be of interest to housing associations and private developers.
    ...
  51. 23 Feb 2015 2:42 pm

    Self & Custom Build Event - 1st April 2015

    This event will provide prospective self-builders with information and guidance to support them on their custom build journey.

    Spotlighting a variety of informative speakers, includi...
  52. 23 Feb 2015 2:28 pm

    Apex Acoustics push for research into MVHR noise

     Mechanical ventilation systems were used in 70 % of new dwellings in 2011. Modern dwellings are increasingly air tight in order to comply with thermal performance requirements; in these ...
  53. 20 Feb 2015 11:42 am

    Beattie Passive exhibiting on the GHA stand at Ecobuild

    All day on Wednesday 4th March, the people from Beattie Passive will be on hand to discuss your pasivhaus needs.   Beattie Passive Build System is a patented construction method that can be de...
  54. 20 Feb 2015 11:40 am

    Checkmate.uk.com exhibiting on the GHA stand at Ecobuild

    Tuesday 3rd March, come along and chat to the people from Checkmate.  Checkmate is the first and only Carbon Neutral new home warranty provider in the UK. Our innovative approach to latent def...
  55. 20 Feb 2015 11:38 am

    Kiwa GASTEC exhibiting on the GHA stand at Ecobuild 2015

     Come and meet with the people from Kiwa on Tuesday 3rd March.  With many years of experience in the solid fuel, gas and oil industry, GASTEC at CRE Ltd provides energy consultancy, produ...
  56. 10 Feb 2015 11:33 am

    Tisdall Associates exhibiting at Ecobuild 2015

    Tisdall Associates are sharing the GHA stand at Ecobuild this year.  Please come along to meet with them on Friday 5th March at stand N4013 to discuss your landscape and public health requirem...
  57. 02 Feb 2015 3:31 pm

    GHA Exhibiting at REGEN 2015

    The GHA will, once again, have a stand at the Regen 2015 conference and exhibition in Liverpool  (24th - 25th March).  We are on stand B2 so please do come along and see us. 
    ...
  58. 03 Nov 2014 3:58 pm

    Ecobuild 2015

    The GHA will, once again, be taking a booth at Ecobuild. There will be the opportunity for GHA members to join us for a morning/afternoon session (at a modest cost) to co-exhibit.
    More det...
  59. 27 Oct 2014 3:26 pm

    Innovate UK £4m competition

    In early 2015 Innovate UK expects to launch a 4M competition for the development of
    innovative products, processes and services for improving the whole-life performance of
    buildings....
  60. 27 Oct 2014 2:52 pm

    Beattie Passive Training Academy

    Thishas been set up to provide a class and workshop based knowledge of information on all aspects of building a Beattie Passive Build. It explains the principles of building to Passivhaus standard...
  61. 29 Sep 2014 3:32 pm

    My Landlord App and Management Portal

    My Landlord is a tried and trusted way of delivering a tenant-focused app, complete with in-built housing repairs for organisations that don’t have app development skills in-house. Over 25 UK...
  62. 29 Sep 2014 12:38 pm

    European Innovation for Renewal Project cuts energy through combining energy efficiency investment with resident training

    AmicusHorizon are passionate about IFORE (Innovation for Renewal). An exciting and cutting edge international partnering project. It’s leading the way in reducing residents’ energy bil...
  63. 29 Sep 2014 11:57 am

    GHA and Active House Alliance agree mutual membership and collaboration

    As part of creating a wider industry alliance and building on our successful alliance and collaboration with the TCPA, we have formed a further, and exciting, collaboration with the Active House Al...
  64. 25 Sep 2014 4:17 pm

    Rationel Windows launches Aldus Slimline Range

    Rationel Windows UK Ltd are pleased to announce the release of the new Aldus Slimline range of high performance, energy efficient aluminium clad timber windows and doors, designed specifically for ...
  65. 26 Aug 2014 1:12 pm

    Passivhaus build for under £45k

    The recent Self-Build on a Shoestring competition demonstrated how one can build a two bedroom Passivhaus with exceptionally low energy consumption for less than 45,000. That you can build a trul...
  66. 04 Aug 2014 11:43 am

    Encraft seeking Passivhaus & Building Physics Consultant

    Based at their office in Leamington Spa. Deadline for applications is 17th August 2014
    READ MORE & APPLY
  67. 30 Jul 2014 1:48 pm

    The Energy Catalyst now open for business

    The Catalyst will accelerate innovation in the energy sector, from concept to pre-commercial readiness, by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need ...
  68. 30 Jul 2014 1:38 pm

    Rationel Windows supply North West Bicester. First eco-town in the UK

    Bicester based Rationel Windows (UK) Ltd are one of the first companies to have been
    appointed by contractor Willmott Dixon and lead developer, A2Dominion to supply the windows and doors to...
  69. 25 Jul 2014 11:21 am

    Affordable Shell and Fit-Out Self Build

    Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust has started on site with a custom-build project of 10 houses for rent on a former garage site in Walthamstow in North London.
    The site was considered for se...
  70. 24 Jul 2014 10:42 am

    Green Deal home improvement fund reaches £50m

    An impressive public and industry response to the Green Deal Home Imporvement Fund has seen more than 43m worth of vouchers issued in the first six weeks and well over 50m applied for.
    12,...
  71. 21 Jul 2014 3:07 pm

    GHA Christmas Debate

    Our Christmas event will focus on "what innovation, new idea or invention is needed that would contribute most towards creating Good Homes in the UK.
  72. 21 Jul 2014 2:56 pm

    Applying Garden City Principles to Urban Development

    An event surrounding a practical, holistic framework for delivering high-quality new places set in beautiful, environmentally firendly environments with well-designed homes and high levels of commu...
  73. 07 Jul 2014 11:27 am

    Vacancies at Hoare Lea for Exec and Senior Sustainability Consultants

    Two fantastic career opportunities have arisen with Hoare Lea for Sustainability Consultants to join their office at Kings Cross, London. Follow this link for more information on the Executive rol...
  74. 19 Jun 2014 11:54 am

    Milton Keynes - Carbon Offset Fund A Local Authority solution to Allowable Solutions

    Milton Keynes are already running a carbon off set fund which they recently presented at the National Energy Foundation advisory council launch

    “Milton Keyneshas had acarbon...
  75. 09 Jun 2014 1:21 pm

    Kiwa GASTEC at CRE recruiting

    They are looking for an Energy/Environmental Engineer based in Cheltenham.
    Click here for the job description
  76. 09 Jun 2014 11:14 am

    Checkmate recruiting for staff

    Checkmate are recruiting again. We are looking for a Sales Support Administrator to start as soon as possible.Also2 graduate Site Surveyors to start in September.
    For more information ple...
  77. 04 Jun 2014 9:46 am

    Inspired Homes field trip to a farm

    Inspired Homes has been awarded a TSB Innovations voucher....which means they will be conducting a 5 day design exercise with Portsmouth University, which will include a field trip to a farm - to...
  78. 03 Jun 2014 2:48 pm

    Wolfson Economics Prize on Garden Cities

    The Wolfson Economics Prize commissioned respected polling organisation Populus to test the attitudes of the public to garden cities in the wake of recent political debate. The results demonstrate...
  79. 02 Jun 2014 2:36 pm

    Encraft Recruitment

    Encraft currently have a number of vacancies including a Senior Passivhaus Consultant. Please see attached link for further details.
    http://www.encraft.co.uk/about-us/join-us/
  80. 21 May 2014 9:43 am

    Regen 2014


    The Rum Warehouse, Stanley Dock, Liverpool L3 0AN

    25th & 26th June 2014
    The Conference at Regen 2014 will be the annual gathering and forum for thought leadership in ...
  81. 01 May 2014 11:24 am

    Encraft study shows passivhaus is cheaper than traditional build

    Read More
  82. 30 Apr 2014 3:41 pm

    Beattie Passive Norse Joint Venture delivers first homes

    The pair of two-bed semi-detached houses in Caister, which are part of a 12 home development currently underway across three sites in Great Yarmouth, are also the first new council homes to be buil...
  83. 22 Apr 2014 2:40 pm

    GHA Low Carbon for Real Event -presentations

    The Low Carbon for Real event - solving the performance gap was held on the 15th of April. The event was a success with many issues covered in solving the performance gap, and a range of interest...
  84. 07 Apr 2014 2:01 pm

    Site Visit Report - Thames View Estate

    A successful and enjoyable afternoon visiting this large development by Jerram Falkus Construction and Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects. It is a development for London Borogh of Barking and Dagen...
  85. 07 Apr 2014 1:50 pm

    The Good Life - what makes a good home today and in the future?

    Roger Hunt has written the attached article on behalf of Show House (Reproduced here with their kind permission)
    At a time when the housebuilding industry is recovering from depression and n...
  86. 10 Mar 2014 2:18 pm

    The Green Sky Thinking Pub Quiz

    Come on to test your sustainability knowledge and win prizes!
    Music and organic beer to enjoy.
    Quiz will take place on Tuesday 29 April from 6 to 9pm, at Diespeker Wharf.
    Your ...
  87. 25 Feb 2014 1:49 pm

    CIL Tax is dropped for Self-Build homes

    See the link below:
    http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/self-build-set-to-boom-after-cil-tax-is-dropped/8659336.article?blocktitle=Green-news&contentID=8917
  88. 25 Feb 2014 11:57 am

    GHA Annual General Meeting

    The GHA's 2014 AGM will take place at 12:45 just before the Low Carbon for Real event. Open to all GHA members.
  89. 03 Feb 2014 3:05 pm

    TSB's Building A Resilient Future Conference

    The focus of this event is to establish the latest thinking and best practice around integrating climate change adaptation and resilience into built environment projects, and to highlight and promo...
  90. 03 Feb 2014 12:28 pm

    Recruiting for a Building Physics/Technical Engineer

    Ecological Building Systems is looking for a Building Physics/Technical Engineer, based in Carlisle.
    To provide full technical support to our customer base, primarily architects and contract...
  91. 27 Jan 2014 11:02 am

    GHA's Low Carbon for Real event

    The Performance Gap

    The GHA has led on assessing the energy and environmentalperformance of its developer member projects with its first research project commencing in 2009 - and th...
  92. 08 Jan 2014 9:50 am

    New passivhaus homes revitalise Sandiacre

    Consulting engineers Encraft provide Passivhaus consultancy to first new build homes to achieve Passivhaus certification in the East Midlands. These new homes have been completed as part of multi-m...
  93. 19 Dec 2013 9:29 am

    Exemplar development at NW Bicester as part of the UK’s first eco town

    A2Dominion has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 51 acres of land for the initial development phase of the UK’s first eco town at North West Bicester in Oxfordshire.
    ...
  94. 17 Dec 2013 10:10 am

    'Good Homes' Group opens the door to affordable home comfort

    GHA News from the West of England:

    Transition Community Corsham, based in the West of England market town of Corsham, ten miles east of Bath, launched its new Sustainable Homes Gro...
  95. 16 Dec 2013 12:00 pm

    Environmental Economics signed up as Founder Member of BREEAM Domestic Refurb Scheme

    Environmental Economicshave just signed up to be Founding Members of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme. Thisprovides a new opportunity to undertake refurbishment works and achieve the rec...
  96. 16 Dec 2013 11:51 am

    Pollard Thomas Edwards complete Priory Road Project

    PTEa was appointed to replace a 1970s apartment building based around a mature communal garden. It had been built as self-contained, non-supported housing, although many of the permanent tenants ha...
  97. 13 Dec 2013 9:58 am

    Construction begins on the UK's largest Passivhaus development

    The project has been developed for Circle Housing Group, one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the UK. It is an exciting and attractive proposition for the group who can cut heating...
  98. 20 Nov 2013 2:47 pm

    Nuaire’s Residential Technical Advice Now Six Times Better!

    Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has strengthened its residential customer offering with the appointment of six Residential Business Development Managers. Members of the new specialist team have be...
  99. 21 Oct 2013 1:59 pm

    Get Britain Building Good Homes

    We need a National Good Homes debate and, after it, a National Good Homes plan to once and for all address our housing crisis. Political dilly-dallying won't cut it anymore or, to put it another ...
  100. 18 Oct 2013 2:09 pm

    Buildings Behaving Badly - event in Bristol - 14th Nov

    Buildings Behaving Badly - Are our construction projects behaving as designed?

    14th November 2013
    Many construction professionals understand that, even with the best intention...
  101. 09 Oct 2013 4:43 pm

    DECC Report on the effect of EPC ratings on house prices

    This report presents the results of an empirical investigation of the relationship between the energy performance ratings, as measured in Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), and the sale price...
  102. 12 Sep 2013 3:55 pm

    Multiple FREE interactive half-day training sessions to demonstrate the use of an online Retrofit Guidance Wheel

    RESPONSIBLE RETROFIT IN TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS (PRE-1919)
    Multiple FREE interactive half-day training sessions at various locations to demonstrate the use of an online Guidance Wheel that may...
  103. 11 Sep 2013 4:13 pm

    New Developer Member - Hill Residential

    We are very pleased to welcome on board our new Developer Member - Hill Residential

  104. 28 Aug 2013 11:07 am

    Study Visit to Granville New Homes

    10am- 4pm,Tuesday 17th September 2013

    Northwest London

    The Glass-House Community Led Design in partnership with Brent Council and Brent Housing Partnership is offerin...
  105. 16 Aug 2013 3:00 pm

    Site visit to Facit Homes project

    We visited this most impressive Facit Homes project on the 6th of August. A 400m2 detached home in its final stages, designed and built by Facit who specailise in integrated design, manufacturing ...
  106. 05 Aug 2013 10:24 am

    ZCH's Nearer To Zero event

    The Zero Carbon Hub can confirm the next Nearer to Zero event will be held on 19th September in Newcastle. Delegates attending this conference will:
    Receive information directly f...
  107. 29 Jul 2013 10:31 am

    Nuaire's MVHR Best Practice Guide


    Nuaire has released their best practice guide to designing and installing MVHR, in order to try and raise industry standards along with providing support and guidance for their customers. ...
  108. 03 Jul 2013 2:15 pm

    Responsible Retrofit event - 11th July 2013

    GHA member,Encraft, are organising a Responsible Retrofit conference in Stoke-On-Trent on the 11th July.
    Time: 0900 - 1630
    Cost: 50
    Contact: Sarah Price
    E: sarah.p...
  109. 24 May 2013 1:53 pm

    Beattie Passive Building the Coventry ECO House

    Beattie Passive and Encraft are pleased to be working together on the Coventry ECO House project. These homes will be certified to the Passivhaus energy performance standard and also through the Co...
  110. 10 May 2013 3:23 pm

    Coventry ECO House Workshops

    TheCoventry ECO Houseproject is now onsite and construction of two detached houses has started. These homes will be certified to the Passivhaus energy performance standard and also through the C...
  111. 02 May 2013 9:33 am

    Issues around bad solar-masterplanning

    Thought provoking article by Julian Brooks & Gary Jackson highlighting the issues of poor planning for the following.......

    Overshading
    Orientation
    Built fo...
  112. 04 Apr 2013 2:43 pm

    GHA Technical Briefing Paper - Building Air Tight

    ‘Build Tight, Ventilate Right’
    This guide is intended for use by site managers and site operatives during the construction of new dwellings. Included in this guide is advice on t...
  113. 04 Apr 2013 2:39 pm

    GHA Technical Briefing Paper - MVHR installation

    Ventilate Right
    This guide is intended for use by site managers and site operatives during the construction of new dwellings. Included in this guide is advice on those site-based factors whi...
  114. 04 Apr 2013 2:34 pm

    GHA Case Study report on the Camden Passivhaus

    London’s first certified Passivhaus dwelling, this 101 m (TFA) two-storey detached house in Camden, north London was completed in the spring of 2010, with the occupants moving in at the end ...
  115. 03 Apr 2013 11:58 am

    Opportunities for designers and the supply chain from overheating and climate change mitigation

    This is a 1 day event at the Building Centre that will focus on business opportunities from climate change mitigation. We are currently carrying out an in depth study funded by the Technology Strat...
  116. 26 Mar 2013 1:38 pm

    Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality - Making Ventilation Systems Work

    The GHA and BSRIA are working together to bring you this joint event on making ventilation systems work.
    With increasingly stringent air tightness standards the need to ensure adequate vent...
  117. 25 Mar 2013 12:17 pm

    Report on the GHA site visit to the Ashley Vale Community, Bristol

    As part of the GHA's site visit programme for 2013, we visited the Self-build community of Ashley Vale in Bristol. My report and some photos of the development are attached.
  118. 20 Mar 2013 12:26 pm

    Lime Mortar - A Story In The Walls

    Kiwa in the UK have kindly sent in the attached document about the history of Lime Mortar and how fundamental it has been, and indeed still is, to the building sector. Happy reading !
  119. 20 Mar 2013 12:04 pm

    Ecobuild 2013 review

    The GHA stand at Ecobuild received a steady flow of people interested in finding out about what we do and how we can help. The enquiries ranged from "we think you're doing great work and we really...
  120. 20 Feb 2013 4:15 pm

    Zero Carbon Hub's report on the strategies for zero carbon homes in 2016

    Click here to read the full report
  121. 20 Feb 2013 9:26 am

    Joseph Rowntree Foundation event - How can we fairly and effectively meet our climate change targets?

    Wednesday 13th March 2013, No 11 Cavendish Square (home of The Kings Fund), London, W1G 0AN
    This event will launch two new JRF research reportsDistribution of carbon emissions in the UK: ...
  122. 21 Jan 2013 9:47 am

    FREE Performance Gap Training. April & May 2013

    The Good Homes Alliance, in conjunction with Construction Skills and LABC, has produced a 4-hour free training event to explain the causes of, and solutions to, the performance gap. The training w...
  123. 11 Dec 2012 2:08 pm

    DECC funding confirmed for more research into Overheating

    We are delighted that we have secured funding from DECC to enable us to carry out research and to establish a broad and expert steering group into the problem of overheating. This follows on from ...
  124. 11 Dec 2012 2:02 pm

    Overheating in New Homes: A Review of the evidence

    Earlier this year, NHBC Foundation published
    Understanding overheating – where to start: An introduction for house builders and designers,
    providing a guide to the key fact...
  125. 03 Dec 2012 1:32 pm

    GHA Conference. Videos of talks

    youtu.be/nWiNGcvg18Y Pete Halsall (Intro)
    youtu.be/WncPl5nBWGA Kate Faulkner
    youtu.be/Gz_-UbfHFzE Richard Blyth
    youtu.be/6rXoAEyl9qk Julia Plaskett
    youtu.be/D5oabTpm...
  126. 27 Nov 2012 9:51 am

    Town & Country's £34m Sherwood, Kent regeneration

    Code level 3 development, with some sustainable materials being utilised.
    Phase one
    The redevelopment of Sherwood is being split into phases, with Kemble Close being the first phase. ...
  127. 26 Nov 2012 3:31 pm

    A2Dominion aids first time buyers

    A2Dominion New Homes is helping first time buyers get a foot on the ladder with new shared ownership mortgage products offered in partnership with Santander.
    The new deals mean first time b...
  128. 13 Nov 2012 8:11 pm

    GHA at Christmas 12th December from 14.00

    We're pleased to confirm London Assembley Member Jenny Jones, Steve Carr, HCA and DECC's Alison Bailey will speak at our afternoon seminar on 12th Dec...which is free to GHA members...Making commun...
  129. 12 Nov 2012 2:37 pm

    Green Deal for Real - Event Review

    Our partners for this seminar, CIC Start on Line, have prepared a write up on this well attended event that we ran with them at their London campus in September. Branka Dimitrijevic is the author o...
  130. 12 Nov 2012 2:35 pm

    Site visit review to Middlehaven/CIAC

    We visited Middlehaven last month and the first residential building there - ‘CIAC’ or Community in a Cube, designed by FAT Architects. We had a number of presentations about CIAC and ...
  131. 12 Nov 2012 2:33 pm

    GHA/TCPA - Going Local: Neighbourhood Planning

    We jointly ran a really successful and well attended event with the TCPA on the 6th November at their offices in Carlton House Terrace. There were a number of participants from neighbourhood plann...
  132. 12 Nov 2012 1:44 pm

    Members' Coaching Masterclass

    As part of our broader offer and engagement with members, we have devised a coaching masterclass which will be led by Karen Skehel. The masterclass was trialled at our first annual conference last...
  133. 31 Oct 2012 5:15 pm

    GHA seeking intern

    The GHA is growing quickly with an increased membership and an expanding seminar and research programme. We have places for 3 and 6 month internships that are focussed on attracting and working w...
  134. 31 Oct 2012 4:45 pm

    JRHT Derwenthorpe on Radio 4 Today programme

    Sir John Banham was interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme, on 26th October at 8.54, to discuss RIBA's Future Homes Commission report. He praised Derwenthorpe and suggested it should be a blueprint...
  135. 22 Oct 2012 10:40 am

    Site visit - 1 Campbells Close, Woodstock, Oxford

    Private client Enerphit refurbishment
    Length of contract: 4 months

    Build: two new extensions and existing house retrofitted.

    Current house: 3 bedrooms, kitch...
  136. 13 Sep 2012 12:39 pm

    GHA conference 25th October - presentations up on our website

    We had a full but interesting day at conference, with 120 delegates and 26 speakers. Kate Faulkner opened the event with the consumer's perspective of what makes a Good Home. Kate is a commissioner...
  137. 11 Sep 2012 12:28 pm

    Going local - neighbourhoods in control

    The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Good Homes Alliance (GHA) have joined forces to deliver this timely event.The purpose of this seminar is to:
    o Raise awareness of neighbo...
  138. 11 Sep 2012 12:03 pm

    Kingdom Housing Association's Housing Innovation Showcase

    An innovative affordable housing project has been developed in Fife, by Kingdom Housing Association, where 10 modern methods of construction (MMC), have been developed, to provide 27 new social ren...
  139. 11 Sep 2012 12:01 pm

    GHA Learning from the Monitoring and feedback Programme

    The GHA is coming towards the end of its first monitoring programme, which was set up to help close the gap between design aspiration and as-built performance. The GHA is working with a number of l...
  140. 21 Aug 2012 3:59 pm

    GHA Members speaking at our conference on 25th October, London are...

    GHA members are among some of the headline speakers at the our conference on 25th October at Senate House, London:
    GHA board member John Hocking, JRHT;
    Sally Hancox, Gentoo;
    Bi...
  141. 09 Aug 2012 12:11 pm

    Kate Henderson, the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Chief Executive, reflects on the National Planning Policy Framework

    The planning movement has been one of the most influential mechanisms for delivering sustainable development and social justice for over a century. It began as a visionary and progressive force, ...
  142. 06 Aug 2012 4:23 pm

    GHA invited by DECC to submit a research proposal to better understand overheating problems

    The GHA packed the CIEH council chamber for the ‘Preventing Overheating’ event recently, which was kindly supported by NHBC Foundation. The event kicked off with Chris Mountain, DCLG wh...
  143. 27 Jul 2012 9:14 am

    GHA Conference 25th October - Defining, planning, designing and financing for Good Homes

    Speakers include; Richard Hill, Executive Director - Programmes and Deputy Chief Executive, HCA
    Sally Hancox, Gentoo Group
    Lynne Sullivan, OBE, sustainableBYdesign
    Dr Fionn Ste...
  144. 13 Jul 2012 11:49 am

    GHA welcomes Homestead as latest Developer member

    The GHA is delighted to welcome on board it's latest Developer member HomesteadInfrastructure Development Private Ltd. We look forward to working with them.
    http://www.homestead-india.com<...
  145. 13 Jul 2012 11:32 am

    Site Visit - Hanham Hall, Bristol

    Barratt Homes’ 185 new homes with Hanham Hall as the centrepiece.
  146. 18 Jun 2012 2:14 pm

    Why wouldn't you buy a new house?

    This half day seminar will explore the issues surrounding this question, and the propensity for many people to want an older house with character.

    10th July 2012
    09:45 - 15:...
  147. 11 Jun 2012 2:57 pm

    12th September; Site visit to Community in a Cube, Middlehaven

    14.00 - 16.00 Hosted by Sean Griffiths, FAT architects and GHA chair Pete Halsall
  148. 31 May 2012 10:40 am

    AJ Footprint's review of Highbury Quadrant site visit

    AJ Footprint came along to our recent site visit to Highbury Quadrant, a 38 unit housing scheme by GHA members Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects.
    AJ Footprint writes:
    'The GHA is to...
  149. 22 May 2012 4:13 pm

    Joseph Rowntree complete first Derwenthorpe homes

    Joseph Rowntree have completed the first homes on their 540-home Derwenthorpe site, with the first phase being built by David Wilson homes. The homes have undergone post-completion testing by Leeds...
  150. 22 May 2012 4:07 pm

    GHA at Housing Innovation Showcase

    Pete Halsall, chair of the Good Homes Alliance, was at the opening of the Fife Housing Innovation Showcase, along with other local and industry leaders such as Wayne Hemingway and representatives ...
  151. 04 May 2012 11:52 am

    Overheating: Call for evidence

    The GHA is receiving increasing numbers of informal reports about overheating.We have therefore issued an informal call for evidence and would be interested in hearing from you if you have any ex...
  152. 25 Apr 2012 12:53 pm

    Part L 2013 Consultation - GHA response

    The Good Homes Alliance has prepared a briefing paper outlining the key aspects of the Part L 2013 consultation, and highlighting those points relating to compliance and the performance gap that t...
  153. 13 Apr 2012 2:29 pm

    GHA members feature in 24 Housing's list of Top 50 Influential Players in Housing

    24housing revealed its first ever ‘Power Players’ list - a comprehensive guide to the most influential people currently working in, or impacting on, the housing sector.
    The Top ...
  154. 12 Apr 2012 4:14 pm

    Case Study - Sampson Close

    Orbit Heart of England, in conjunction with Orbit Homes, has invested 3m in building 23 new affordable energy efficient homes at Sampson Close, Coventry. The new eco homes, comprising 18 flats an...
  155. 12 Apr 2012 4:12 pm

    Case Study - Temple Avenue

    A 540 home development is planned at Derwenthorpe by JRHT based on two prototype sustainable homes built at Temple Avenue, Leeds in 2009. The attached document explains the project parameters and...
  156. 05 Apr 2012 10:34 am

    Beattie Passive's Fife project reaches Scottish Government's Gold Standard

    Beattie Passive are currently building four semi-detached Passivhaus certified homes for Fife Housing Association in Dunfermline. The project was launched in February 2012 and will be the first in...
  157. 03 Apr 2012 10:14 am

    GHA 2012 Site Visits launched

    The GHA 2012 site visit programme has now been launched, with visits organised to a range of Passivhaus, Code 6 and sustainable community projects around the country. Projects include:

  158. 28 Mar 2012 2:55 pm

    Job opportunity for an environmental design consultant

    An opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Design Consultant specialising in energy in the built environment sector.
    We are a young and growing Environmental Design Consultancy based in...
  159. 19 Mar 2012 1:26 pm

    GHA launches new membership standard

    The Good Homes Alliance has updated its membership standard for 2012. The standard now sets requirements for Leader and Developer members as:

    Energy - performance to FEES, Passi...
  160. 16 Mar 2012 3:54 pm

    GHA runs Part L session at Ecobuild

    The GHA's Director Jon Bootland will be chairing a session at Ecobuild about the anticipated forthcoming changes to the Building Regulations Part L. Speakers including Paul deCort of DCLG and Ant W...
  161. 06 Mar 2012 5:36 pm

    Call for Information and Research on Traditional Buildings



    STBA (Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance) Call For Information And Research On The Refurbishment And Retrofit Of Traditional Homes On Behalf Of DE...
  162. 02 Mar 2012 4:57 pm

    Lynne Sullivan joins GHA Board

    Lynne Sullivan of sustainableBYdesign was confirmed as the newest member of the GHA Board at the GHA AGM on 22nd February.
    Lynne has a wealth of experience in low energy, sustainable buildin...
  163. 28 Feb 2012 9:33 am

    GHA Launches new guidance on ventilation and indoor air quality

    The GHA has just launched its latest research findings on Ventilation and good indoor air quality in low energy homes: finding proven good practice.
    Numerous studies and events have identif...
  164. 28 Feb 2012 9:25 am

    Low Carbon 4 Real event - 26th April

    Post construction testing has repeatedly revealed a significant gap between the “designed” and “as-built” thermal performance of new homes. Ensuring performance and closing ...
  165. 24 Feb 2012 3:44 pm

    Cambridge City Council seeks expressions of interest for the role of Enabling Development Partner

    Site K1 is a Cambridge City Council owned site in the urban extension called Orchard Park, situated on the northern fringe of Cambridge. It is a cleared flat site of approx 2.4 acres available for...
  166. 24 Feb 2012 11:36 am

    Challenges of retrofitting to PassivHaus standard and the opportunities for new build

    An evening of 3 presentations on PassivHaus retrofit and new build. Speakers includePhilip Profittof Ecohaus Ltd,Jean Pierre Wackof Eight Associates and the architectMarion Baeli.
    Event...
  167. 17 Feb 2012 3:24 pm

    Clipper Estates join the GHA

    Clippers Estates, based in Dorset have joined the GHA as its latest Developer member.We look forward to working together with them.
  168. 17 Feb 2012 3:18 pm

    NHBC Foundation publishes new research on attitudes to low and zero carbon homes

    The NHBC Foundation has recently published a primary research report that summarises the current thoughts, awareness and understanding towards issues such as climate change, the 2016 zero carbon de...
  169. 10 Feb 2012 4:38 pm

    A2Dominion Housing Group Ltd join the GHA

    The GHA are delighted to welcome on board A2Dominion Housing Group as its latest Developer Member. We look forward to working together with them.
  170. 10 Feb 2012 4:23 pm

    Healthy Homes event now fully booked

    The joint GHA & UKIEG event on 'Healthy Homes: Ventilating right for good indoor air quality' is now fully booked.
    If you would like to be added to the Waiting list for this event, please c...
  171. 07 Feb 2012 2:55 pm

    Tools for educating residents on use of sustainable technologies

    Can anyone help on a query from Fiona Astin at Synergy?
    Do you know of any good practice on educating residentson the most efficient use of sustainable technologies?
    Synergy have a s...
  172. 07 Feb 2012 2:54 pm

    Gentoo's Racecourse passivhaus scheme wins Building Excellence Award

    The Racecourse passivhaus scheme, by Devereux Architects and Gentoo Construction, was awarded 'Best Housing Development' at the recent Building Excellence Awards by Sunderland City Council.
  173. 01 Feb 2012 11:40 am

    Good Homes Alliance AGM

    The next GHA AGM will be held on 22nd February at 1pm. Pete Halsall, Chair of the GHA, will run through GHA achievements in 2011 and outline our plans for 2012; we will also vote on GHA Directors/...
  174. 31 Jan 2012 2:48 pm

    First tenants move into Racecourse scheme

    GHA Developer member Gentoo's Racecourse scheme is now complete and the first tenants have moved in.
  175. 31 Jan 2012 2:10 pm

    GHA welcomes John Hocking as its latest Board member

    The GHA are pleased to welcome on board John Hocking from the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust as its latest board member. Read more about John Hocking's profile here.
  176. 06 Jan 2012 11:15 am

    GHA Monitoring Programme Technical Report published


    The GHA have completed the first phase of its field-leading monitoring and feedback programme. The programme, launched last year and sponsored by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and Communit...
  177. 05 Jan 2012 12:42 pm

    Kevin McCloud's Grand Design for the Great British Housing Problem

    The GHA has already worked with Hab Oakus (Kevin McCloud's sustainable residential development company) to showcase his Triangle Development in Swindon. Follow this link for more on this and to v...
  178. 12 Dec 2011 2:50 pm

    Building Houses That Meet Predicted Energy Use

    There are serious questions about the gap between a house’s predicted energy use and actual performance. Read the Building Magazine article by Thomas Lane.
    Link to Building Magazine H...
  179. 09 Dec 2011 11:57 am

    GHA Monitoring Report Published !!

    Results from Phase 1: Post-construction testing of a sample of highly sustainable new homes.
  180. 08 Dec 2011 6:33 pm

    Taking stock of Planning Reform

    The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and Good Homes Alliance (GHA) have joined forces to deliver this timely half-day event. This seminar will be an opportunity to take stock of plannin...
  181. 27 Oct 2011 4:25 pm

    Refurbishment to exemplary low-energy standards

  182. 07 Oct 2011 11:18 am

    Scottish GHA event in Glasgow with a Super-E housing seminar

    Super-E Seminar
    The Lighthouse
    11 Mitchell Lane
    Glasgow G1 3NU
    7th December 2011
    Ever more demanding env...
  183. 13 Sep 2011 4:49 pm

    The Triangle site visit: Hab Oakus

    Hab Oakus is a joint venture between Kevin McCloud’s Happiness, Architecture and Beauty, and HA GreenSquare Housing.
    The Triangle provides 42 affordable homes (36 house and 6 flats), ...
  184. 12 Sep 2011 12:37 pm

    GHA visit to CSH Level 6 House in Peterborough

    Plot M is a dwelling built by Morris Homes to CSH Level 6.
    They have incorporated various technologies to achieve this.

    Hot water through Solar Thermal & A Wood Pellet ...
  185. 07 Sep 2011 11:38 am

    GHA organising visits to many of the UK's leading sustainable housing projects

    Throughout September and October, the GHA is arranging visits to many of the best/leading sustainable housing projects in the UK. Some of these visits are sponsored by the Homes and Communities A...
  186. 07 Sep 2011 11:14 am

    FREE Pre-demolition Audit Training

    Introducing the concepts of a reclamation led approach to construction and demolition, this FREE workshop uses real life case studies to provide practical guidance to a pre-demolition audit.
    ...
  187. 07 Sep 2011 11:12 am

    Delivering Zero Waste Through Reuse

    Following the Government’s release of the new Waste Policy; this FREE interactive event, with site visit, will provide demonstrations of practical ways to meet waste reduction targets and re...
  188. 27 Jul 2011 4:07 pm

    Healthy Buildings - good for people, planet and the economy. Ecos Trust

    6th October 2011, All day.
    The Pavilion, Harbourside, Bristol
    It is commonly accepted that a sustainable building is energy efficient, uses low impact materials, reduces water usage ...
  189. 27 Jul 2011 4:00 pm

    Seminar and Masterclass from Eurban

    Wednesday 14th September, 9.30 am
    The Building Centre Store Street London WC1E 7BT
    A half day seminar & masterclass

    Join us for a half day seminar about Bridport Hou...
  190. 20 Jun 2011 5:31 pm

    Passivhaus site visit: Wimbish

    Talks from the development manager and sustainability manager from Hastoe Housing and the architects.
    Following presentations, there will be a tour of the site, including each dwelling type...
  191. 20 Jun 2011 11:06 am

    Greenwatt Way Site Visit


    Built by SSE (Scottish and Southern Electric), Greenwatt Way is home to SSE employees, Slough Borough Council staff and local residents. Over the next two years, SSE’s R&D team will s...
  192. 25 May 2011 2:14 pm

    Code Level 4 site visit: Crossover C-Zero

  193. 25 May 2011 2:11 pm

    Passivhaus site visit: bere:architects

  194. 12 May 2011 12:47 pm

    Passivhaus site visit - 16th June 2011

    GHADeveloper member, Gentoo, in partnership with their Passivhaus design consultant, Devereux Architects, are currently building a Passivhaus certified 28 unit bungalow scheme at a site in Tyne &...
  195. 19 Apr 2011 10:50 am

    Brave New World - Sustainable Housing in an age of local standards

    Our upcoming event on the 6th July 2011 will be held at the Palestra Building in Southwark, London.With the government rethinking the UK's planning system,and introducing a new Localism Bill, th...
  196. 19 Apr 2011 10:20 am

    Successful series of events to Close the Performance Gap

    With three events under our belt (Bristol, Glasgow and London) we are considerably closer to understanding the disparities that exist in the built enviroment between designed and as-built thermal p...
  197. 11 Mar 2011 10:53 am

    GHA at Ecobuild

    Wow! Ecobuild 2011 was enormous and although it seemed miles away in the Excel Centre, there were plenty of visitors there were lots of visitors there every day.
    The GHA had a stand in the S...
  198. 08 Feb 2011 10:57 am

    Ecobuild Fringe Event - Can low energy homes make us sick? - and how to avoid it: Ventilation, Condensation & Indoor Air Quality

    Higher standards of air tightness associated with the drive towards low carbon homes, have led to a perceived increase in occupant’s negative feedback around condensation and poor indoor air ...
  199. 28 Jan 2011 2:33 pm

    Discounted Checkmate new home warranty membership for GHA members

    Checkmate is offering GHAMembers discounted membership rates for their new home warranty scheme. The offer runs for 90 days from the end of January 2011.
    Please see the attached document fo...
  200. 24 Jan 2011 12:07 pm

    GHA's Jon Bootland interviewed by Building Excellence magazine

    All Good Homes Alliance developer members undertake that 50% of units are built to Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 or above, subject to a 70% carbon reduction plus a two-year minimum of post-con...
  201. 17 Jan 2011 12:56 pm

    GHA AGM - 19th January 2011

    Following the power cut at the GHAWinterval, the AGMhas been rearranged for this Wednesday.
    Members are welcome to join us. Please email info@goodhomes.org.uk to let us know you are comi...
  202. 07 Jan 2011 12:33 pm

    GHA member Lynne Sullivan awarded OBE

    GHA member Lynne Sullivanof Sustainable By Designhas been awardedan OBE at the New Year’s Honours.
    As aa member of the Government’s Building Regulations Advisory Committee si...
  203. 17 Dec 2010 6:08 pm

    GHA members win Sustainability Awards

    Congratulations to GHA members Synergy, Greenoak and Jon Broome Architects!
    Synergy won Building Magazine's Sustainable Housing Project of the year for the Threshold Centre, Dorset entered b...
  204. 17 Dec 2010 5:13 pm

    GHA at Ecobuild 2011

    The GHA willbe at Ecobuild 2011 at ExCel, with our fringe event Can low carbon homes make us sick? - and how to avoid it; on Tuesday at 14.30 - 16.00. This event is in partnership with HCA, NHF a...
  205. 17 Dec 2010 4:49 pm

    Take the 'GHA State of the Industry 2011' survey here

    As our annual debate at our Christmas eventwas curtailed by the power cut, we’re going to ask you all to complete the debate questions online.
    To take part in a short survey of about ...
  206. 05 Nov 2010 5:06 pm

    ZCH - Carbon Compliance - Have Your Say events upcoming

    The Zero Carbon Hub has announced a series of industry ‘Have Your Say’ consultation events to consider details of the Carbon Compliance element of the definition of zero carbon for new ...
  207. 18 Oct 2010 4:20 pm

    GHA Christmas Party - 1st December 2010


    A half day seminar exploring the new Government’s Planning policies, Codes, regulations and zero carbon targets, and considering the options for alternative investment models.
    ...
  208. 29 Sep 2010 2:36 pm

    GHA members discount for Ecos Trust event: Low Carbon Refurbishment - new policies and solutions

    This conference aims to assist both policy makers and practitioners develop improvements in the scale, quality and scope of energy efficiency and low carbon renewal of existing buildings.
    ...
  209. 03 Sep 2010 12:28 pm

    New date arranged for BSRIA visit

    Please see the event's page for more details.
    The new date for the visit is Wednesday 27th October. We hope you can make it!
  210. 10 Aug 2010 4:00 pm

    Health and Well-being for housing Occupants: Ventilation, condensation and IAQ

    A half day seminar for developers and housing providers in partnership with the Zero Carbon Hub, HCA, NHF and Energy Saving Trust.

    Delivering low energy, high performance housing, wi...
  211. 10 Aug 2010 3:44 pm

    Creative Energy Park, Nottingham University

    The Creative Energy Homes Project is a showcase of six innovative, state-of-the-art low-energy homes built at Nottingham University in partnership with a number of companies from the house-building...
  212. 19 Jul 2010 11:06 am

    Visit to BSRIA

    BSRIA is a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation providing testing, certification and performance verification of a wide range of building services products including radiators...
  213. 08 Jul 2010 12:34 pm

    Website relaunched!

    The website is relaunched with new style, extra functions and richer content.
    Please have a look around.
    Registered member users can now edit their organisation's profile. Please kee...
  214. 02 Jul 2010 5:49 pm

    Invitation to members - Zero Carbon Hub Technical Workshop

    Please see below a letter of invitation from David Adams of the Zero Carbon Hub (ZCH) to their re-scheduled Carbon Compliance Policy Assumptions Task Group Technical Workshop being held in Central ...
  215. 30 Jun 2010 1:48 pm

    What's Good presentations now available

    Our event 'What's Good about Good Homes' proved to be a great success, very productive and stimulating. Presentations are now available in the GHA Library: here.
  216. 17 May 2010 3:23 pm

    Technology Strategy Board to fund monitoring - CALL OPEN

    The Good Homes Alliance is supporting its developer members to apply for this 8m TSB call - Building Performance Evaluation. 100% funding is available for funding monitoring of residential and com...
  217. 16 Apr 2010 2:37 pm

    TSB Building Performance Evaluation – opening 10th May 2010

    Come and hear the detail on 22nd April at our event; feedback and monitoring at UCL. This TSB call is for £8m investment , spread across two years, in the costs of Building Performance Evaluation,...
  218. 18 Mar 2010 6:38 pm

    GHA's What's Good about Good Homes

    We will begin with a review of the policy drivers for sustainable homes. Discussion will then commence on a four areas, aspects of sustainable homes. Each will be motivated by reviews of leading ...
  219. 16 Feb 2010 6:32 pm

    Ecobuild Stand 1696

    Ecobuild is the world's biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Combining an 850 exhibitor-strong product showcase and quality seminars.
  220. 16 Feb 2010 10:51 am

    Code Consultation event - GHA and Sponge

    A opportunity to be briefed on the changes to the Code for 2010 and to input to our response. The meeting will be hosted by Tom Randall, code assessor and Simon Corbey. Spaces are limited, so booki...
  221. 16 Feb 2010 10:44 am

    Code Consultation event - housebuilders

    An information and discussion meeting, organised by AECOM for Housebuilders on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government.Please confirm your attendance, or email for queries: je...
  222. 04 Feb 2010 12:48 pm

    Renewable Heat Incentive - Warming up the Market

    Meet DECC and influence the consultation

    Regen SW, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), is running a high profile national conference on DECC’s i...
  223. 21 Dec 2009 1:24 pm

    Results on the GHA Winterval debate now on the website

    Each year at the Winterval, we have a discussion and ask the audience to tell us what they think. The results from the voting are now on the event's page here. Optimism seems to be rising!
  224. 18 Dec 2009 7:12 pm

    Code Consultation launched

    For some festive reading, DCLG have launched the Code for Sustainable Homes consultation: here
    The GHA sits on the Code Advisory group, the Energy Sub group and the newly formed Code Revi...
  225. 11 Dec 2009 2:43 pm

    Presentations now available from the Winterval 2009

    Please go to the relevant event page for the presentations from this year's Winterval speakers: here
  226. 12 Nov 2009 3:18 pm

    GHA AGM + Winterval: 2010 Forecasts seminar

    Our 2010 Forecasts seminar will update you on:
    • Delivery in the current market
    • Residential market overview and financial analysis
    • The latest investment models and r...
  227. 29 Oct 2009 12:35 pm

    Planner's Guide to Carbon

    Compiled by NBT Consult and UrbanBuzz, this guides aims to assist planners in understanding more about carbon emissions and the built environment. Any feedback welcomed.
  228. 19 Oct 2009 10:21 am

    Renewable Futures - SW Regen's Annual Conference

    This is an opportunity to hear from leading experts in the sustainable energy industry. Please see the website for more details.
    GHA members can receive a 10% discount by entering the code ...
  229. 12 Oct 2009 3:42 pm

    Ecos Trust's Make Mine an EcoHome

    This course is for homeowners and self-builders and will be delivered by Charles Couzens, Director of Ecos Trust. Participants are welcome to bring their own source material and designs to contribu...
  230. 09 Oct 2009 3:55 pm

    Natural House and Renewable House - presentations

    Following our visit to the BRE Inovation Park, the presentations are now here:
    Neil May, NBT
    Dr John Williams, Renewable House
    James Hulme, Prince's Foundation
    Mike Eber...
  231. 29 Sep 2009 4:15 pm

    HCA and CSH timelines

    The HCA board are in the process of concluding the policy framework for 2011-2014, which will include timelines for implementation of the Code For Sustainable Homes. This report is due to go out to...
  232. 23 Sep 2009 4:30 pm

    WRAP Private housebuilders invitation to cut costs

    9.15 Registration
    9.30 Introduction and Halving Waste to Landfill Commitment – John Holland, WRAP
    10.00 Bovis Homes Limited: Identification, reduction and re-use of construction ...
  233. 10 Sep 2009 3:40 pm

    The UK's leading green energy awards calls for entries from sustainable energy pioneers across the UK

    The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational sustainable energy schemes in the UK that use renewable energy, or reduce energy demand at a local level.
  234. 04 Aug 2009 12:54 pm

    Low-carbon communities and eco-towns

    The recent government publication ‘World Class Cities’ (May 2009), cites Upton in Northampton as one of the few case studies built recently in the UK that exemplifies the principles of sustaina...
  235. 27 Jul 2009 4:45 pm

    Site visit to Stawell, Ecos Homes

    Tours of the developments of new build being constructed by Ecos Homes to the Code for Sustainable Homes Standards at Stawell near Bridgwater. The Tours will show case the developments during and ...
  236. 15 Jul 2009 1:52 pm

    Good Health through Good Homes - Presentations Available

    The presentations from this event are now available to download. Please scroll down this page to find them, including a presentation from Dr.William Bird.
  237. 30 Jun 2009 1:26 pm

    Building Regulations 2010 consultation event for Part F (Means of Ventilation)

    These free workshops have been organised on behalf of CLG to provide designers, contractors, manufacturers, developers and building control professionals with first hand details of the proposed cha...
  238. 30 Jun 2009 12:26 pm

    GHA Website coming back to life!

    Many apologies for the downtime of our website. We were victim to a huge server compromisation which apparently affected over 100,000 websites worldwide, and our back-ups were unfortunately comprom...
  239. 29 Jun 2009 10:37 am

    Good Health Through Good Homes

    We have a fascinating line up of speakers to help us understand the links between health and design, both in and out of the home. Hosted by CABE at their offices in London, speakers include CABE/HC...
  240. 04 Sep 2007 9:50 am

    Two other upcoming GHA related events!

    ?Delivering Sustainable Construction? - an event by GHA members and Sponsors Burdens Environmental on September 18th, at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
    A day of seminars and product demonstrations on...
  241. 03 Sep 2007 3:46 pm

    Zero Carbon Homes Event- Croydon

    Croydon Business, Geraghty Taylor Architects and the Good Homes Alliance invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Croydon Construction Group on Thursday 4 October at 2 pm at Addington Palace, Th...
  242. 30 Aug 2007 11:27 am

    Site visits booking fast

    Bookings are going well for the the 2 site visit events on September 19th and 25th. Numbers are very strict due to the nature of the events and transportation requirements so do let us know ASAP i...
  243. 14 Aug 2007 12:20 pm

    September Site Visits being Finalised!

    Keep September 19th and 25th free for site visits to 3 of our Developer Members' sites. We'll be visiting a Kingerlee development near Oxford on the 25th, and developments by Ecos and Swan Country...
  244. 04 Jul 2007 9:30 am

    GHA Event II completed....

    Monday's event "The Business Case for Sustainable Homes- Adding Financial Value" was another success. We've had great feedback from it; commenting on the diversity of speakers, the real life examp...
  245. 30 May 2007 12:06 pm

    The Business Case for Sustainable Homes

    This timely GHA event (on July 2nd, in London) will introduce as yet unpublished documents as well as newly released research on adding financial value to Sustainable Homes.
    What is the m...
  246. 18 May 2007 4:29 pm

    Next GHA event...

    The date, speakers and venue have now been finalised.
    2nd July @ The London Underwriting Centre.

    Watch this space for the flier and see the events page for more details.
  247. 15 May 2007 4:01 pm

    Discount for GHA members at More and Better Homes conference...

    Campaign for More & Better Homes National Conference 2007

    Barker Review of Housing Supply: Three Years On
    Thursday 24th May 2007, London Hilton Metropole
    Call 0207 324...
  248. 02 May 2007 1:12 pm

    Members Section of website underway...

    So, the first GHA Learning event was a great success, and the files are available on-line on our provisional members section of the site for current members and attendees. This is still being deve...
  249. 04 Apr 2007 4:33 pm

    Bookings now being taken for the first GHA learning event

    Well we've been busy since we launched, this month has flown by!
    New members are joining all the time, and bookings are already going well for our first learning event on April 18th, so do ...
  250. 09 Mar 2007 1:35 pm

    The GHA has been launched!


    The Good Homes Alliance was launched today - 28th February 2007 - during a lunchtime session at Ecobuild in Earls Court, London.

    Over 100 people came to the event to hear fro...
  251. 01 Mar 2007 12:15 am

    Doing and Measuring - meeting and exceeding the GHA Code

    Part 1: Delivery of the EcoHomes commitment Meeting BRE EcoHomes requirements GHA member case studies
    Part 2: Delivery of the CO2 commitment The Theory "The Three Essentials Making it Re...
  252. 01 Mar 2007 12:13 am

    The Business Case for Sustainable Homes - Adding Financial Value

    Part 1: Decision to Invest in Sustainable Homes
    What is the market value of sustainable housing, and how can the value of GHA housing be enhanced? What is the investment decision and fundin...
  253. 01 Mar 2007 12:11 am

    Building systems and contracting

    To look at how different building technologies and different methods of contracting can cut waste, save money and deliver better building performance.
  254. 01 Mar 2007 12:08 am

    The Clients' View: Procuring the Future

    Aim to widen understanding of how client requirements relate to the GHA Code and Charter.
    What are key clients asking for? How do the aspirations for healthy neighbourhoods link with the GH...
  255. 12 Feb 2007 10:27 am

    The Official GHA Launch Event...

    at Ecobuild 2007.

    We'll have a stand at EcoBuild from Feb 27th-March 1st, please come and see us there!
    If you can make it to the Launch itself all the better, but do let me ...
  256. 18 Dec 2006 3:00 pm

    Official Launch Event

    Its going to be great!
    Please let us know if you'd like to attend our official launch event to learn about the GHA, our activities, plans and about our founder members and why they joined.
  257. 18 Dec 2006 2:56 pm

    GHA Launch event

    We'll shortly be sending out invitations to our official launch event, which will be at the end of February in London. Details to be confirmed...
    Do check back on the site for more info, or ...
  258. 28 Nov 2006 3:28 pm

    GHA Website goes live!

    We hope you enjoy it, please let us know if you experience any problems or discover any bugs or teething problems, and keep checking the site for news and events as the GHA grows.
  259. 13 Nov 2006 3:50 pm

    GHA Preview Event

    An invite-only event for those who have expressed an interest in the GHA or who have supported our work already. The formal launch will be in early 2007.
 

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  1. JUL 06

    New Homes and Our Health

    The University of Sheffield, Lecture Theatre 6, The Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

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    Passivhaus Workshop

    The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon, SN5 8UB

  3. JUL 18

    Site visit: Lovedon Fields

    Lovedon Fields, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7NJ.

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