LAUNCH: Closing the gap towards net zero carbon new-build homes

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When

October 19, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Where

Online

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Launch of a new report designed to help accelerate the delivery of new net zero carbon homes for large-scale housing.

The UK Government has committed to building 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s, yet the Climate Change Committee’s Progress Report to Parliament in 2022 identified current policies to decarbonise new homes as inadequate in meeting the UK’s net zero target. New homes must be designed to achieve best practice targets from today, to enable net zero carbon homes as soon as possible in the future 

Join us for the launch of UKGBC’s report examining the design changes needed to deliver new homes that achieve ambitious energy and embodied carbon targets, and the feasibility of doing so. The study uses a real-world, large-scale residential scheme as a starting point from which carbon and cost modelling has been undertaken to achieve best practice performance targets (LETI and RIBA). The study follows on from an initial report published earlier this year examining interventions to reduce embodied carbon at the masterplan level. 

Why attend

Attendees can expect to: 

  • Gain insight into the report’s key findings and have the opportunity to ask questions; 
  • Hear from the project team and industry experts on how we might achieve net zero for new homes; 
  • Understand key changes needed to the current delivery model for new homes;  
  • Discuss outstanding barriers to progress (and identify potential solutions); and 
  • Examine the updates required to new homes policy (Future Homes Standard) to deliver homes that are compatible with the UK’s net zero target. 

Who should attend

This event is open to all, and will be of particular interest to those involved in the design and delivery of new homes – from architects and housebuilders, to Local Authorities and developers. We encourage stakeholders from across the built environment to attend, as the insights and discussion can be highly valuable to all sub-sectors. 

Speakers

  • Oliver Novakovic, Technical & Innovation Director, Barratt Homes
  • Josephine Benthall, Sustainability Consultant Engineer, Buro Happold
  • Richard Proctor, Senior Director, Arcadis