Calling everyone interested in how to deliver net zero carbon housing!

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The Green Register and the New Energy Projects are pleased to be working together to provide a programme of events to support you in delivering cost effective, compliant net-zero housing schemes.

How do I build net-zero housing affordably/cost effectively?

What does net-zero actually mean and how is it measured?

How do I ensure this is compliant with planning and other regulations?

Will this affect design, appearance and function of the homes?

How will this be different from conventional construction?

This programme consists of a series of webinars, demonstration events and site visits over the next year.

The events will help you to learn about and experience at first hand the design and delivery of affordable net-zero carbon housing. It will cover topics such as Passivhaus/fabric first design and construction; modern methods of construction (MMC); smart home energy systems; renewable energy generation; delivering local social and economic value; delivering community-led housing, and innovations in the construction sector that are reducing the cost and complexity of delivering net-zero housing.



Starting the series off you can join a free one-hour introduction available to book now on one of these 4 dates:


Monday July 4th 2022        – 16:00 – 17:00 | Online event. Register here.

Tuesday July 12th 2022     – 18:00 – 19:00 | Online event. Register here.


Location:     Online event; United Kingdom

Cost:            Free introductory event


Who is this session for?

Anyone interested in net-zero housing.


The programme is specifically designed for:

–         Client organisations – suppliers and managers of housing – social and private housing

–         Developers and builders

–         Architects, structural and services engineers, quantity surveyors and other consultants

–         Community organisations (e.g., community land trusts and parish councils)

–         Planning, finance, legal and other support services


What will be covered during the first session?

This introductory session will describe the programme in detail and set the scene for the following series of events. The programme will begin in July 2022. Dates to be confirmed.

Overview of webinars

  1. Addressing the elephant in the room – how to achieve net-zero carbon performance cost effectively; how to make NZ schemes affordable/viable
  2. Modern Methods of Construction: reviewing the pros and cons of different MMC approaches and selecting what works best, and cost effectively, for you
  3. Smart home energy systems, renewable energy, energy storage and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) – a review of the options and what works best for you
  4. Technologies and case studies (Part 1): Fabric, materials and operations
  5. Technologies and case studies (Part 2): Elements of the smart home energy system
  6. Planning and Building Control (or Building Regs) – addressing the key challenges and barriers to securing Planning and Building Control approval for MMC and net-zero carbon schemes


In-person events:

  1. Roadshows – product/technology/process innovations – seminar and exhibition
  2. Site visits – to be confirmed – to net-zero and low carbon housing exemplar schemes


Further specialist webinars

  1. Community-led housing development – an introduction for parish councils and community housing organisations
  2. Smart home energy systems and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) – Detailed analysis of options for energy management and generation in the home
  3. Heat pumps: reviewing the pros and cons and alternative approaches to home heating
  4. Low carbon domestic retrofit – practical, cost-effective solutions
  5. Carbon in construction: definitions of net-zero, operational net-zero, embodied carbon in materials and construction. How to measure, record and evidence performance
  6. Creating social value and promoting health and wellbeing in housing development/provision


Other specialist webinars will be added.


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About the presenters

The introductory sessions will be hosted by Lucy Pedler, Charlotte Surrey and Julia Bennett from the Green Register and feature introductions to aspects of the programme by a range of guest speakers, including:

Lucy Pedler

Lucy has been an architect for over 30 years in the UK and USA with particular expertise in sustainable building practices and founded The Green Register in 2000.

Charlotte Surrey

Charlotte is co-director of The Green Register with a background in marketing and business development within the construction sector.

Julia Bennett

Julia is a low-carbon and Passivhaus architect. She also works with The Green Register to develop training for current industry needs, especially hands-on programmes for installers.

Terry McGivern: The challenge of delivering net zero carbon housing

Formerly CEO of the Building Centre, Terry leads the net zero housing innovation work programme for the New Energy projects.

Helen McGregor: The social landlord’s perspective on net zero

Helen is a Director at McGregor White Architects, an award-winning Hertfordshire based practice specialising in delivering sustainable new homes for affordable housing providers. Helen brings a wealth of experience in the Housing sector, having previously been Asset Management Director for G15 Housing Association, Notting Hill Genesis.

Paul Richards: Fabric First, addressing the structure and the envelope

Paul is a manufacturing and construction professional with extensive experience of MMC. He is currently low-rise housing lead for the Construction Innovation Hub.

Lizzy Westmacott: Case studies in low carbon development.

Lizzy is Associate Director and Head of Sustainability for ECD Architects,

Paul Bourgeois: Defining, measuring and evidencing Net Zero carbon housing

Paul is Industrial Innovation Lead for Anglia Ruskin University

Joe Miles: Aligning smart energy systems with fabric first to deliver Net Zero

Joe is a property developer and founder of Atamate, a smart home energy system provider.

Laura Atkinson: Enabling community-led housing

Laura is the Community Led Housing Advisor for Eastern Community Homes (CLH Hub) advising and enabling community groups to develop Community Led Housing projects across Essex. Laura is also the Rural Housing Enabler at the Rural Community Council of Essex.


July 4, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
July 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


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