Non-Developer members have signed up to the GHA Charter.
Aereco develops, innovates and manufactures ventilation solutions for residential and commercial buildings with a key concept, the modulation of airflow rates based on need. From natural through hybrid to mechanical ventilation, Aereco provides a wide range of solutions that find a balance between Indoor Air Quality and Energy Savings in ventilation. Aereco has lead the way in the field of Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) for over 30 years. Headquartered in Paris, France, Aereco is present in most European Countries as well as Russia, Asia and the USA. With over 5 million homes worldwide benefiting from DCV.
Award winning architects, specialising in housing for private clients and housing projects; new build and conversion; urban and rural. ALP has successfully secured an Ecohomes "Excellent" rating for a village development of nine houses, and seeks developer and private clients who aspire to zero carbon homes, or to build Code 4 and above based on the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Telephone : 01285 641146
Apex Acoustics is the leading acoustic and air tightness consultancy based in the north of England. We operate nationally, consulting on design strategies and details, and undertaking testing for all types of buildings. We are UKAS accredited for acoustic and air tightness testing, and Board level members of both the ANC (Association of Noise Consultants) and ATTMA (Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association) Contact: Jack Harvie-Clark, email@example.com or 0191 423 6272
Aurora Estates Ltd, an outcomes focused Chartered Construction Consultancy convening experienced, knowledgeable, highly skilled and motivated people to deliver a unique blend of services - focused on custom build, urban extensions, garden villages and cities and strategic land promotion. Nigel Ingram, its founder, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, has worked in the Built Environment for over 33 years, evidenced by a strong track record of both devising & executing successful/award winning mixed use housing & retirement/care projects. Nigel states: It is my belief that the places we live, work and play in have a profound influence on the lives we lead, our health and well-being and the legacy we leave for others. firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1976, Baily Garner LLP now employs over 170 staff in London and Birmingham. One of the industry's leading multi-skilled consultancies, our primary roles include architecture, building surveying, sustainability and energy assessments, employer's agent services, quantity surveying, master planning, partnering management and project management services. Our sister organisation, Baily Garner Health and Safety Ltd can also offer CDM coordinator services, site inspections and health and safety training. Baily Garner also has a BSI approved ISO14001 Environmental Management System. Should you wish to contact us please call John Milner on 020 8294 1000 or email him at email@example.com.
Capital Community Developments designs and builds Fortune-Creating homes and communities, using the principles of Maharishi Vastu architecture such as right direction, right placement of rooms, right proportion, and the use of natural, non-toxic materials. These principles are based on Vedic architecture or Vastu, the most ancient knowledge of architecture and planning in harmony with Natural Law, which was revived and restored to its wholeness by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi Vastu architecture ensures that a building has only a nourishing influence on its occupants, promoting health, happiness, harmony, and prosperity.
CA Sustainable Architecture divides its time between Architecture, Energy and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments and Research. We have experience in post occupancy evaluation and firmly believe that actual figures of energy use and comfort assessment are what matter. As assessors we have helped designers and developers attaining CfSH levels 3, 4 and 5.
Telephone : 01635 41688
Checkmate is the first and only Carbon Neutral new home warranty provider in the UK. Our innovative approach to latent defects insurance, which combines traditional on-site inspection methods with the latest online technology, helps us deliver products and service standards well above the norm whilst benefiting the environment and being a carbon neutral link in the construction supply chain.
The Concrete Centre provides the latest technical guidance, project exemplars and design innovations relating to concrete and masonry solutions. Our aim is to enable house-builders and designers to provide cost-effective, robust, energy efficient, adaptable, high performance housing. The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA). For more information visit www.mineralproducts.org
Telephone : +44 (0)207 963 8000
Cullinan Studio began designing Good Homes in 1964, when Ted Cullinan built himself a passive solar house in Camden Town (recently listed Grade 2*). Their recent major housing includes a series of mixed use inner city regeneration schemes in Penarth, Bristol Harbourside and Stonebridge in west London. The Bristol and Stonebridge developments both achieved Building for Life Gold standards. Currently, they continue to build residential developments in Bristol and at Stonebridge, and other schemes in London including 12 residential apartments on the site of their previous office.
CYGNUS homes makes a range of Low Energy Houses offering optimum energy performance with no cost premium. With a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom house types, configurable in semi-detached, link-detached and terraced formats we meet the challenging new space standards for accessibility (Category 2) with consistent quality in construction and execution, economically delivered through our off-site manufacturing processes. Through our Patent Pending innovations we rationalise whole house services, their management and installation delivering Economical solutions which are both Environmental and E-Controllable. The CYGNUS E-Smart Houses provide our customers with a range of high quality designs with choices available in configuration and appearance. They cost little to run and maintain, and are adaptable to lifestyle needs. Delivery and commissioning can be as fast as eight weeks from order onto a serviced plot facilitating potential site development savings when compared with traditional procurement routes.
Ecology Building Society provides ethical savings accounts and green mortgages for properties that benefit the environment. The prime focus of the Society is to promote an ecological approach to the built environment in the UK, and thereby foster sustainable communities. We seek to minimise energy use and waste in both our office and business practices. Our mortgage product range includes: C-Change Discounts for residential borrowers, which offer a 1% discount off our Standard Variable Rate for Passivhaus certified homes for the lifetime of the mortgage. Small Scale Development Loans and Commercial Mortgages for developers of Passivhaus standard properties.
Telephone : 01535 650 770
If you’re passionate about cutting carbon or reducing your energy bills, it’s reassuring to have Encraft’s expertise on your side. Our respected consultants are leaders in their fields and have been involved in some of the most innovative projects of recent years. We specialise in building physics (including Passivhaus), distributed energy projects and related web applications, for a client base ranging from individual householders to large organisations in both the public and private sectors. Whether you need advice about the technical aspects of your project or wish to equip employees with new skills, Encraft is the industry leader.
Environomic is an independent home energy consultancy. We offer energy proficiency surveys, SAP assessments on new build, whole house energy strategies for existing properties. Also solar PV surveys for Stroma network.
Eurbans unique position as a leading specialist timber contractor, as well as engineer, means that during the collaborative process of design development, structural design decisions are made with full consideration for buildabilty, cost and programme. Involvement from a specialist timber engineer ensures construction phase risks are identified and mitigated early in the design stage. Our team of specialist timber engineers provide structural engineering services to deliver innovative timber structures using a wide range of engineered timber components and systems. We design structures to EuroCode 5 and utilize the latest 3D modeling and engineering software as well as the latest CAD/CAM planning and production software. We offer the complete structural design and engineering service required to design, fabricate and install engineered timber building structures.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are an award-winning practice with an international reputation for design quality, for pioneering environmental expertise and a radical architectural approach.
Four Walls are a specialist company offering building performance advisory and evaluation services to building owners and the construction industry. The company undertakes building fabric and services inspections, both during- and post-construction to advise how a building can be optimised in terms of its energy and resource use and occupant satisfaction.
Telephone : 08456 804802
Hoare Lea is a highly successful, award-winning firm of consulting engineers, specialising in mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) engineering, and is the largest of its kind in the UK. Founded in 1862, Hoare Lea remains an independent partnership, with 11 offices throughout the UK and a growing international presence. Hoare Lea works on some of the highest profile projects in the industry and with leading architects, designers and contractors. Currently working on projects across all main market sectors, ranging from small studies and reports to projects valued at more than £4 billion.
Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England, with an annual investment budget of more than £5bn. The HCA was formed on 1 December 2008, is a non-departmental public body and our sponsor government department is Communities and Local Government (CLG). Our role is to create thriving communities and affordable homes. We work nationally but support the ambitions of our local partners to provide better places that offer great homes and good jobs.
Telephone : 01925 644839
John Thompson & Partners is an international placemaking practice, with extensive experience of delivering successful projects for both public and private sectors throughout the UK, Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East. We use participatory techniques pioneered and honed over two decades to build collaborative visions for our projects with the very people who will go on to use them. From our studios in London, Edinburgh and Shanghai we undertake placemaking projects at every scale, from cities and towns, to neighbourhoods, streets, and the design of individual buildings.
Designing sustainable homes Developing sustainable policies and briefs Advising on sustainable construction, specifications and suppliers Bringing together theory and practice to create environmentally sustainable and affordable housing. Building on 20 years of experience of ‘green’ building to incorporate the most cost effective and trouble free measures into the mainstream.
With many years of experience in the solid fuel, gas and oil industry, GASTEC at CRE Ltd provides energy consultancy, product testing and training to the public and private sector throughout the UK and abroad. Established in the 1930s, the business is located in Gloucestershire. With state of the art testing facilities and a range of very experienced and highly qualified staff, GASTEC at CRE Ltd (GaC) is able to offer a product testing, training and assessment and energy consultancy to a range of clients, from multinationals and businesses to schools and theatres. GaC provides professional and friendly service, with proper scientific advice given in plain English. Biomass, solar thermal or solid fuel, CE marking or gas training... If energy is involved, then GaC can help.
Telephone : 01242 677877
LightUp Analytics is a sophisticated Daylight, Sunlight and Skylight modelling tool. It puts critical information at your fingertips when you need it most – at the Design and Analysis Stage of the development of a scheme. LightUp Analytics is a powerful Daylight and Sunlight Modelling software tool that is used as a SketchUp plugin, it allows users to assess sunlight and daylight effects on complex 3D models. The software performs multiple tasks very quickly and efficiently. LUA has been designed by specialists and practitioners from the following industry sectors: • daylight impact and sunpath analysis • environmental design consultancy • architecture • masterplanning • realtime lighting rendering • low energy buildings – including Passivhaus Design • energy efficient buildings • 3D graphics
The School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University is one of the largest in the UK. The aim is to develop the skills required to face the challenges of our increasingly complex built environment. Teaching and research are integrated to support the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society. Building research is enabled by a nationally-leading research environment of full-scale houses, laboratory facilities and computational and modelling capability. Work to reduce the energy demands of buildings and to ensure healthy and productive indoor spaces is a particular strength, which contributes to advancing the aims of the Good Homes Alliance.
Mandarin Research Limited, run by Nicola O’Connor, is a London-based company providing high-quality consultancy and research services for organisations working to deliver robust building energy efficiency policies and improve the resilience of the building stock to climate change. Nicola worked for the UK Government for over 10 years as a senior policy advisor, including in the Government Office for Science and DECC on sustainability issues and energy efficiency policy, before leaving to set up Mandarin in 2013.
The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) has been in operation for over 20 years and has an established track record of high quality research in environmental architecture. MEARU has a long history of working with user groups in relation to housing, but its remit now includes all aspects of construction, low energy design, sustainability and and building performance evaluation. The unit has undertaken over £3m funded research in the past 6 years, including funding grants from research councils (EPSRC £522k, AHRC £52k), Industry bodies (TSB, £470k, KTP £450k, EU/ERDF £140k, and HA’s and local councils £150k).
Established in 1936 as a non-profit distributing company, NHBC's role is to raise standards in the new house-building industry and provide consumer protection for new home buyers. NHBC's 10-year Buildmark warranty covers around 80% of new homes in the UK each year. NHBC is the UK's leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, providing many additional services for housebuilding and non-residential construction, including Sustainability consultancy, assessments and energy ratings, engineering advice for contaminated land, and a comprehensive training programme. The NHBC Foundation is NHBC's independent research institution, focused on research and development, technology and knowledge sharing, and the capture of industry best practice within the new homes industry.
Telephone : 0844 633 1000
One Brighton (New England Quarter) Management Company manages the One Brighton estate of 172 flats and 20,000 sq ft of commercial and community space. The company undertakes full maintenance and management of the estate as well as providing the services of a full time green facilities manager.
We are a consultancy specialising in phase change materials. We assist clients with the development of PCMs, methods of entrapment, use in construction materials, advice on testing etc.
Website: http:// www.phase-energy.com
The Prince’s Foundation is an educational charity which exists to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching and practising timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building. The Foundation believes that green construction needs to be a combination of robust thermal efficiency in individual buildings, with broader agenda promoting mixed-use neighbourhoods, reducing households’ dependency on car travel.
Telephone : 020 7613 8500
Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa) offers a unique combination of commercial acumen, design talent and social commitment. Our rigorous, questioning approach produces design solutions that are intelligent, imaginative and which add value and joy. We work closely and collaboratively with our clients, forging long term relationships. We place great importance not only on the way that buildings look, but also on the way that they are made, the way they are used and their graceful ageing. We combine high quality design with explicit social purpose, marrying an understanding of whole community needs with an acute commercial instinct. Our building performance appraisal is integral to our approach to sustainability and utilises valuable feedback from clients and end-users. Our Head of Sustainable Design helps our project teams to give our clients practical advice on creating sustainable developments in a cost effective way.
Fuelled by a desire to emulate the efficiency of the termite mounds in the Northern Territory of Australia, Simon uses natural materials and construction methods to create contemporary family homes, concentrating on the wellbeing of the inhabitants.
Telephone : 01494 434163
Good, solid quality workmanship has characterised Rationelâ€™s windows and doors since the first products were shipped from our factory in Sdr. Felding in 1954. On that basis, Rationel has created a sound foundation, and is today an international company with sales activities in Denmark, Great Britain and Ireland. Rationel manufactures energy saving and contributing windows and doors of premium quality in terms of comfort and security. We develop our windows and doors continuously, ensuring that they will always meet current statutory requirements as well as market requirements for design and functionality. Rationel is part of the DOVISTA Group which consists of nine leading door and window companies in Europe. DOVISTA A/S is owned by VKR Holding and employs approx. 15,000 people in more than 40 countries.
RENSON® is a ventilation and solar shading specialist. RENSON® products have been designed to improve the indoor air quality and comfort for those in residential and commercial buildings as well as reduce the energy costs. RENSON® has a range of louvres, trickle ventilators, brise soleil and external blind solutions.
Robust Details Limited is a UKAS accredited product certification body operating the robustdetails® certification scheme which helps new homes developers to demonstrate Part E compliance without pre-completion testing. Since 2004 it has registered 750,000 new homes and through monitoring and testing demonstrated over 98% compliance since starting and 99.4% over the last year. There are sixty different party walls and floors in all materials with standardised processes, comprehensive testing, monitoring and knowledge transfer including free training animations and on-line handbook. The company continues to develop new Robust Details and is looking to bring the pattern book philosophy to other areas to improve quality, reduce risks and improve compliance.
Steve Charter of SC2 has worked with the GHA to develop and deliver its training on Closing the Performance Gap, and on proposals for further training on Sustainable Building Skills Plans, VIAQ, Overheating and Climate Change Adaptation and other issues. Steve was co-author of the first Level 3 Cert/Diploma on Sustainable Construction and has particular expertise on training and skills issues, as well as wider sustainable building issues. Steve also works part-time for Helionix Designs and the Bay Trust (other GHA members) where he is involved in work to develop new ultra-low impact building systems.
Telephone : 07990 778581
Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction products for the creation of a more sustainable built environment. Its global strategy is focused around meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector are part of the Saint-Gobain Group.
Established 1932, Sidey is a highly experience specialist in the manufacture and installation of windows and doors. Skilled providers of innovative, thermally efficient fenestration solutions and highly accredited, you are guaranteed high quality products and service. Today the company continues to push the boundaries of innovation for fenestration solutions and set new benchmarks within the Trade, Newbuild, Commercial, Refurbishment and Offsite market sectors. With a desire to deliver tangible and measurable results, Sidey are incessantly looking for ways to raise the bar when it comes to performance standards for customers, ensuring standards such as the EESSH, Retrofit for the Future, Fabric First and Passivhaus are easily met using our products. Our experience in delivering contracts of varying size and complexity is one of our major strengths. You are guaranteed Quality and Best Value in all that we do, with the knowledge that Sidey is a strong, reliable and award winning company, investing not only in our employees and business but also the communities we work in.
Since 1978, the Solar Trade Association (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, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms. The STA is the UKs leading solar industry voice, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UKs solar industry. We undertake in-house policy development and provide advice and analysis to Government departments, politicians, agencies, regulators, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders.
We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our buildings. We advocate a commonsense approach based on passive design; an efficient building envelope and closing the gap between predicted and actual energy consumption.
A forward-thinking engineering consultancy, Sweco combines a multi-disciplinary approach with access to international expertise to deliver robust and sustainable solutions. With 14,500 employees, Sweco is the leading engineering, environmental and design consultancy in Europe which plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Each year, Sweco carries out tens of thousands of projects in approximately 70 countries globally. In the UK, Sweco has particular expertise in the fields of sustainable buildings, building services, energy, transportation, environment, asset management and water. Our building service consultants maximise the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings. With several of our buildings achieving BREEAM Outstanding ratings and design accolades, Our consultants are recognised industry leaders in promoting and offering practical and sustainable design.
Tarmac is the leading sustainable building materials group in the UK. Innovative products, solutions and services are designed to contribute to the development of infrastructure across the UK and to enable a more sustainable built environment for the long term future of the country. A nationwide network of sites provides our customers with aggregates & asphalt, cement & lime, readymix concrete, road contracting, building products and recycling services. A unique combination of people, technology and assets enables us to offer customers unrivalled choice and flexibility, ensuring optimal sustainable performance of their projects whilst maximising value and whole-life cost. Tarmac has contributed to some of the biggest construction projects in the UK, including Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, The Shard and London 2012.
UK-GBC is a charity and an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. With over 400 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders striving for transformation change. We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions. We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing green building policy. Our vision is a built environment that enables a high quality of life for people, within the limits our planet can support. A built environment that: * is decarbonised * enables health, wellbeing and productivity in users * eliminates waste and maximises resource efficiency * enhances nature
Telephone : 020 7679 5981
Fionn Stevenson holds a Chair in Sustainable Design and is Head of The University of Sheffield School of Architecture. She is also Co-Director of the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Design at Sheffield. Pedagogically, she is dedicated to producing the next generation of architects capable of tackling climate change and promoting carbon positive regeneration of built environments within a broader understanding of sustainability. Her research and consultancy work focuses on creating innovative methods of building performance evaluation in relation to occupancy feedback and social learning in order to improve building design. She is particularly interested in the control interfaces between buildings and people from a holistic perspective which includes resource use in its widest dimension. She currently advises Innovate UK, Good Homes Alliance, Zero Carbon Hub among other government bodies and NGOs. She is also an active member of SCHOSA Council as well as the RIBA.
Willmott Dixon Energy Services specialise in delivering high quality, energy efficiency schemes in local communities. As energy specialists, our team help counteract the rising costs of energy for residents and homeowners around the UK by delivering a diverse range of expertise and experience. We work extensively, in partnership, with local authorities and registered providers helping their customers live in warmer, healthier homes. Our main areas of activity include: Energy efficiency/retrofit works to existing homes e.g. solid wall insulation Communal/District Heating Renewable energy installations e.g. solar Photovoltaic systems New build housing (social and private) Energiesprong - off site fabrication, net zero energy refurbishment.
XCO2 Energy specialises in low-carbon and passive strategies for the built environment and beyond. We are a multidisciplinary group with backgrounds in engineering, architecture and environmental science, working as consultants for single homes, multi-residential sites and masterplans, as well as carbon management and energy audits for companies and businesses. We advise clients during all stages of the construction process. Early stage energy and sustainability strategies for planning, M&E design throughout and Post Occupancy Evaluation in operation. We pride ourselves in using a technical approach that measures and quantifies the benefits of our proposals, and communicating our strategies to project teams in a clear and accessible manner.
We spend 70% of our time indoors, mostly in our homes. The air we breathe and the way we feel are crucial to our well-being and health.
We help ensure that anyone designing homes receives the guidance and support needed to specify world class heating, cooling and ventilation strategies that allow total compliance with Regulations, simple installation and long lasting performance without hassle. Our expertise is in balancing energy efficiency, health and comfort for buildings and working with planning restrictions such as acoustics and air quality. We believe in installed performance - designing out noise and ensuring the products do what they are supposed to and our experience stretches from large scale urban based apartments to single PassivHaus dwelling developments.
Our solutions include; Mechanical Ventilation - low energy single point fans to whole house heat recovery, Cooling Systems - that can be integrated with heat recovery ventilation or radiant conditioning ceiling panels, Heating - decorative radiators and radiant heating options
Ultimately, we sell comfort.
We strive to improve the quality of life by providing the finest indoor climate solutions
Telephone : +44 (0)1276 408413
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