Manchester’s ambition is to become one of the leading green cities in Europe. Following a series of consultation events, those ambitions will be debated at the Mayor’s Green Summit this week, more details here. Housing is responsible for 27% of our carbon emissions and by 2050 Manchester wishes to see all our new and existing stock with very low or zero output and running on clean energy.
At the same time the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework is under consideration – after the initial consultation in October last year the latest version is due to be issued in June. The Framework expects the population to grow by around 300,000 up to 2035 demanding a further 227,000 net new homes to be created. It is likely that the latest version will continue to expect the industry to ‘deliver the highest standards of sustainable design’ with a focus on that delivery in town centres to capitalise on good transport access, 40,000 new dwellings in Manchester city centre alone.
In February our seminar looked at the principles and practice of retrofitting our current housing stock. In response to these twin challenges, this seminar will appropriately focus on the design of medium and high density, low to zero carbon homes enabling us to meet Manchester’s targets.
Mark Bryan of TÜV SÜD will demonstrate, based on their research and project delivery, how higher density residential development in our own towns and cities can meet the Zero Carbon Homes standard now.
When: Wednesday 11th April
Breakfast. 8 – 10am
Where: Trowers and Hamlins LLP, 55 Princess Street, Manchester M2 4EW
The CE Manchester team look forward to seeing you at our Spring 2018 series.
Further dates for your diary: 16th May and June 13th and July 11th