Webinar: Net Zero Carbon - what you need to know

This event is now finished and so you can no longer register for a place. 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.

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020
Time: 12.30 - 13.30

Register for your place at our free lunch & learn webinar in partnership with Fuse Architects, to hear more about the climate emergency and why net zero carbon is crucial for the future. Find out 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. 

Chaired by Jonathan Martin, Director of Inward Investment, Economic Growth and Housing Delivery at London Borough of Waltham Forest, the webinar will consist of short presentations from expert panellists followed by a panel Q&A where you can get involved and ask the questions that matter to you.

We’ll be covering

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


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. 

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.

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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