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Bioregional is backing the Good Homes Alliance‘s manifesto for new homes, launched at the Ecobuild conference and exhibition on 8 March 2017.

Our endorsement says: “Bioregional strongly supports this Charter for Responsible Housing. We are already working with housebuilders to create high quality, attractive, affordable homes with radically reduced carbon emissions. The knowledge and technologies required to do this is already out there.

“Given that millions of new homes are required in the UK in the coming years, and that they will endure for many decades, we need these homes to move rapidly towards zero carbon. We need the right combination of building regulations, energy policy, industry skills and compliance checks to achieve this; the GHA charter points the way.”

The Charter for Responsible Housing says that UK progress in making new homes more energy efficient and environment and climate-friendly has stalled, due to government concerns about affordability. The alliance is calling for a fresh start, with a seven point action plan for housebuilders, government and energy suppliers.

The Good Homes Alliance, established ten years ago,  has over 70 members including Bioregional. Among them are architects, planners, developers, universities, local councils, consultants, building professionals and suppliers. They aim to build and promote sustainable homes and communities and to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building into a sustainable endeavour.