Net Zero Carbon Webinar - what you need to know


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Did you miss our Net Zero Carbon webinar last month? You can catch up on the content here, and watch the webinar recording.

Earlier this year, government consultation ended on the Future Homes Standard. The proposals were a leap closer to zero carbon; a 75-80% reduction of carbon on current building regulations by 2025. The consultation suggests that from 2025 new homes will not be connected to the gas grid. Instead, developers will need to use low carbon heating alternatives. In June 2019, parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce the UK’s net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2050. Doing so would make the UK a net zero emitter.

On Thursday 26 November, we joined with Fuse Architects to host an hour-long, lunch & learn webinar, focused on the climate emergency and why net zero carbon is crucial for the future.

Our panel of experts, chaired by Jonathan Martin, Director of Inward Investment, Economic Growth and Housing Delivery at London Borough of Waltham Forest, shared their knowledge of what you need to know about building affordable net zero carbon homes; the conversations you'll need to have at Board level and with internal teams, and how much it will cost.

The session covered several key topics, with presentations from our panel followed by a lively Q&A with the audience.

Content included:

  • Funding and development
  • What commitments local authorities are making
  • How to achieve net zero
  • How much it will cost

If you missed the webinar, then you can watch it back. Simply click on the link below.

Watch the webinar recording HERE 

A little bit more about our presenters

Jenny Kay (Head of Housing) GL Hearn

Funding and development - what do registered providers and landlords need to start thinking about?

Jenny is responsible for the multi-disciplinary housing team working with registered providers, local authorities and developers to provide development consultancy advice. Jenny has worked in the affordable housing sector for over 25 years, working for housing associations managing and developing affordable homes. She has a proven track record of directing and leading teams to ensure the delivery of both projects and programmes.

Jenny has worked in the affordable housing sector for over 25 years, working for housing associations managing and developing affordable homes. She has made a personal commitment to reducing her impact on the environment and believes in the importance of affordable solutions to meet the net zero agenda for both landlords and residents alike.

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Dave Hughes (Design Director) - Fuse Architects

Design and Delivery - delivered examples of designs for achieving net zero carbon affordable housing

Dave is partner and design director of Fuse Architects. With over 30 years' experience in architectural planning and creative design, Dave's impressive portfolio of award-winning developments range from residential regeneration to intimate theatres. Dave is driven to achieving a net-zero carbon future and is passionate about delivering affordable, sustainable housing across the UK.

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Stuart Smith (Building Surveyor) - Blakeney Leigh

Cost and Value - what is the extra over costs, what is the extra value, what technologies are most cost efficient
Stuart is a Building Surveyor working for Blakeney Leigh, who have recently been awarded employers agent role with the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Borough of Greenwich has an ambitious builds programme to deliver 750 Carbon Zero Homes for social rent. Stuart's role as lead contract administrator focuses on the designs and aspirations of the architectural teams, meeting the council's exacting standards whilst ensuring best value for the borough's stakeholders.

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