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Tomorrow’s Housing – GHA Policy Workshop: Are Current Regulations Fit for Purpose?

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We kick off 2019 with a timely GHA Policy Workshop focusing on current regulations for housing in the UK, in anticipation of forthcoming government reviews. Are regulations stringent enough to provide the next generation of low-energy and healthy homes, fit for the future?

According to many environmental organisations we have entered a global climate emergency and this is backed up by the IPCC report on Global Warming. Issues around overheating, carbon emissions, flooding, air quality and health are increasingly in the news and there is a clear need for current regulations to be reviewed and strengthened.

We’ll be joined by a number of expert speakers who will update us on the latest regulatory and policy developments for low/zero-carbon homes; comfort, health & well-being and in-use performance of buildings.

This will be followed by a number of workshop sessions which will help to inform an industry wide position paper which can be adopted by GHA members and other relevant parties.

Objectives of the event

  • To highlight the known shortcomings of the current Building Regulations on: energy, ventilation, overheating, indoor air quality, comfort, and in-use performance.
  • To suggest improvements and changes to regulations/policies in anticipation of forthcoming Government reviews in 2019.
  • To inform an industry wide position paper that can be adopted by the GHA membership.

Chaired by: Julian Brooks, Network and Programme Manager GHA

14:00 – Registration  

14:15 – Setting the scene

14:35 – Energy performance

14:55 – Comfort, health and wellbeing

15:15 – In-use performance

15:35 – Break

16.00 – Workshop sessions led by expert speakers: How can current regulations be improved?

17.00 – Feedback from workshops

17.30 – Networking, drinks and nibbles

19.00 –  Close



AECB Members get a partner rate and there is also an early bird discount until the end of the year!


January 24
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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