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In the context of a government mandate to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and meet the UK’s legally-binding climate change targets, the Climate Change Committee and the Sixth Carbon Budget proposed that all new residential buildings should be zero carbon-ready from 2025. Our research investigates how housebuilders in the affordable housing sector can plan effectively for a zero carbon future by exploring the main challenges and opportunities in delivering net zero carbon ready new build housing in their sector. 

The report was launched at a round table discussion event at Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge on 7 April 2022. Delegates from across the sector heard from a range of speakers and discussed the reality of the issues faced by the affordable housing sector in delivering net zero housing. A short video highlights the findings of our research through a series of short interviews with industry experts.

Presentations included:

Sue Westcott, Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Supporting the delivery of net zero at scale

Katy Karampour,Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research: Net zero ready new build housing: benefits and barriers to delivery

Munish Datta, UK Green Building Council: Enabing the delivery of new net zero carbon homes

Emma Davies, Greater Cambridge Planning Service: The role of planning in responding to net zero

Gwilym Still, Max Fordham LLP: Passivhaus and the transition to net zero 



Publication Date

April 2022