In January 2023 the BPN moves to be a programme of the Good Homes Alliance (GHA). This transition not only supports BPN’s current activities but importantly will enable members to network with 90+ GHA members, including almost 40 leading housing developers and clients. Through this move the BPN will be able to further promote the benefits of BPE to a greater audience and increase its impact when lobbying for BPE to be included within Government regulations, procurement and funding programmes.
Until now, BPN has been a programme of the Sustainable Development Foundation. Both the GHA and BPN will remain part of the SDF family of organisations.
Members, plus the wider GHA network, have a growing interest in and need to both understand and implement BPE. We believe that working together, we can better accelerate the uptake of BPE and delivery of demonstrably better homes.Julian Brooks, Good Homes Alliance
Although the Good Homes Alliance was set up to deliver wholly sustainable new homes, its remit will now expand to include BPE for existing homes and retrofit. Our own activities will make a significant contribution to this increase in scope. As the wider built environment community and Government seeks to address the UK’s existing stock, this is a timely development.
BPN priorities for 2023 will include promotion of both BS 40101 and the Resources Hub. Plus continuing advocacy work with Government, The Future Homes Hub and others. Mat Colmer and David Adams will remain as BPN advocates, supporting the delivery of projects, foremost the Resource Hub, sponsored by Ecology Building Society and Rockwool, and work with the Future Homes Hub. Laura Morgan Forster will continue to work on project delivery, event organisation and communications. George Martin will become a Board Member of the GHA.