Leading edge

Think Tank

Future Visions

Exploring ideas around a restorative/ net positive built environment, based on our understanding of environmental limits and social equality, and drawing on both best practice and emerging knowledge from leading practitioners and thinkers from around the globe about creating exemplary projects at both the building and neighbourhood level.

Grand Challenges

Identifying areas that need systemic change, both across the industry and at a cultural level, and then developing disruptive, collaborative responses about how change can be achieved, resulting in systems maps to show what change (and new system infrastructure) is needed to meet the grand challenge.

Exemplar Projects

Engagement in exemplary regeneration/ development projects or exemplary buildings, through the provision of strategic advice or peer review support, and through the creation and promotion of case studies and performance evidence in exhibitions, awards and the media.



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Latest News

Inaugural Neil May MBE Memorial Lecture

We held our inaugural lecture on Friday 2nd July, in memory of the late Neil May MBE.

Neil May was an inspiration to many and helped shape the development of many of our SDF Alliance partners: the ASBP, the Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust and STBA.

Kate Brown joins SDF as Head of Special Projects

This month we welcome new Associate Kate Brown as our Head of Special Projects. She brings a wealth of knowledge in marketing and strategic development, and has worked for the last four years in sustainable construction.

Launch of SuperHomes partnership

Sustainable Development Foundation is pleased to announce its new partnership with SuperHomes, which is coordinated by the National Energy Foundation.

Building on the success of its existing network of 200 pioneering SuperHomes, the relaunched network will aim to support the development of one million SuperHomes by 2030.