As around 40% of UK emissions come from buildings, zero-carbon homes have huge potential to help us meet our ambitious - but also challenging - climate targets. But what does a zero-carbon home look like? And what are the challenges to building zero-carbon homes in London?
Future of London's major 2020 programme, Achieving Net Zero, is exploring how housing, regeneration, infrastructure and economic development will have to adapt in order to deliver the Net Zero ambition. As part of this programme, FoL will take you on 'a video visit' of New Garden Quarter, in LB Newham, and then discuss the scheme with the team who designed and built it.
New Garden Quarter is sustainable city-making in the truest sense, with a sustainable drainage strategy that incorporates rain gardens along with green and blue roofs to sustainably deal with stormwater, and extensive new planting and green infrastructure to enhance local ecology.
We'll explore some of the key features of the scheme, discuss why it's an example of good practice in zero-carbon housing in London and reflect on how it could be even better as LB Newham and the rest of London moves towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.
The Video Visit + Discussion will include:
- a video showing the key features of New Garden Quarter (to be watched beforehand)
- an online, in-depth discussion of the scheme with project architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and the development partners, followed by an interactive audience Q&A (on Zoom)
This event is now full but you can join the waiting list. If you don't get a place, the workshop will be live streamed on FoL's YouTube channel.
Here’s how to join the waiting list:
- Click ‘Join the waiting list’ and fill in your details.
- We’ll be in touch to let you know if you have a place, with details of when we'll send you the Video Visit.