NextGeneration is a membership based benchmark, consisting of many of the UK’s largest homebuilders, overseen by a high-level Executive Committee which includes the Homes and Communities Agency and UK-GBC.

NextGeneration aims to enable the industry to understand what opportunities and risks the sustainable housing agenda presents through benchmarking their performance. The Initiative has been welcomed widely within the industry and is formally endorsed by the UK-Green Building Council.

The initiative’s activities include:

  • Benchmarking the sustainability performance of the UK’s largest homebuilders
  • Providing members with market intelligence briefings and detailed advice supporting good practice
  • Facilitating networking to share experience and best practice

Our Mission

Housing plays a crucial role in shaping people’s lives. The design and form of the built environment can determine the nature of communities, and influence our health and well-being. Alongside this, the environmental impacts of housing are significant – living in our homes accounts for nearly 30% of the UK’s carbon emissions and over 50% of all water use.

While new build homes account for only 1% of the existing housing stock, they present a significant opportunity to deliver long-term environmental, social and economic benefits. It is against this backdrop that NextGeneration was launched in 2006, with the mission of being an industry-driven initiative to drive best practice in sustainability into the heart of the residential development sector.

Our History

NextGeneration was launched in 2004 as an industry-driven initiative to drive best practice in sustainability into the heart of the UK’s residential development sector.

NextGeneration is a membership-based organisation, consisting of many of the UK’s largest homebuilders, overseen by a high-level Executive Committee to ensure the integrity and independence of the initiative. NextGeneration seeks to enable the industry to understand what opportunities and risks the sustainable housing agenda poses through benchmarking, networking and knowledge-sharing.