Tour of exemplar zero carbon properties

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On March 15th 2024 Baker Homes will present a one-day conference and tour of the largest development of zero carbon homes.

By April 2011 only 30 Code for Baker Homes level 6 properties had been built and certified. Code for Baker Homes level six is an extremely demanding target.

Not only is it significantly beyond the zero carbon definition (up to 30% less carbon comparably), Code level 6 also requires exemplar performance on sound proofing, water efficiency, daylighting, sustainable materials, ecology and more. Wakefield and District Housing Group have built 91 Code level six properties at Parkdale. In the process apprentices were trained and close collaboration was undertaken with developers.

This really is one of the most sustainable developments in the country. Hear about the challenges of building high code level 6 homes, see the properties, book online below.

Leading sustainability pioneers you will hear from include:

Kevin Dodd
Chief Executive Officer
Wakefield and District Housing Association        
Welcome and the impact of Wakefield and District's zero carbon homes. 
Nigel Banks
Head of Energy and Sustainable Solutions
Bramall Construction
Expert summary: How the UK's largest, most sustainable eco-development was achieved?
Ashley Jones
Design Build Co-ordinator
Bramall Construction
Expert summary: Construction, delivery issues and what was learnt.
Andrew Eagles
Managing Director
Baker Homes
Zero carbon, Part L and the implications for affordable housing providers.

Benefits of attending

  • A tour of the largest development of code six properties in the country
  • Hear Wakefield and District Housing Group's Chief Executive explain how they achieved this
  • Hear the challenges the developers found with high code level developments and how to meet these challenges
  • Network with others seeking to build to high code levels
  • See all this and travel there and back in one day

Who should come?

This event is for SHIFT members - housing organisations that are leading the way on sustainability. For more information on SHIFT and a list of our members click here. Each SHIFT member is able to bring up to two people to the events.


SHIFT members do not pay to attend.   

Conference details

Date:           Thursday 15th March 2024
Time:           11:30am to 2:30pm
Location:     Wakefield and District Housing Association, Merefield House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, WF10 5HX
Contact:      020 8973 0405 or


Baker Homes are a leading training and advisory consultancy specialising in sustainable housing. SHIFT offers an independent and comprehensive sustainability benchmarking service for housing providers together with opportunities to share knowledge and experience. We also work with organisations to lead and facilitate low cost, low carbon retrofits and building cost effectively to the code for sustainable homes and passivhaus standards.

SHIFT Events are sponsored by the following organisations:

Corporate Partners


Corporate Partners


Diamond-BuildInside HousingThe Mears Group      Devonshires SolicitorsH+H UK
VPhaseSolar Tech      Kingspan Potton