HQM wins Green Apple Award


The awards are presented each year to organisations and individuals who make a positive impact on the environment and excel in delivering products and services to improve sustainability. They were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.

“We are delighted to win this year’s award and receive the recognition for the Home Quality Mark’s work in improving the quality and sustainability of new homes” says Gwyn Roberts, New Homes and Communities lead at BRE. “It is recognition of the real team effort both across BRE and the UK housing sector and its supply chain. Saint Gobain have supported us from the outset, and are now actively aligning with us with their Multi Comfort standard.”

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has been created to serve the UK’s housebuilders and the householders who buy and rent new homes. It will help housebuilders demonstrate the high quality of their homes and differentiate them in the marketplace. At the same time, it will give householders the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed and built, and cost effective to run.  

One of the key reasons why the Home Quality Mark won the award was because of the collaboration with many other organisations it its development.  This includes Accord Group, AES Southern, Cala Homes, Construction Products Association, Ecological Building Society, Element Sustainability, Galliford Try, Gentoo , HAB Housing, Hodkinson Consultants, HTA, Kier, Kingspan, Lend Lease, Linden Homes, Peabody, Saint Gobain, Sustainable Homes, Weinerberger and Zed Factory.

More information on the Home Quality Mark is at

Engaging consumers and HQM

Join us with the Green Register to learn about HQM and ways that we can better engage with consumers, in order to raise the standards of new homes.

Manchester, 12th of May, 5pm to 7pm

Bristol, 15th of June, 5pm to 7pm


Gwyn Roberts, the Homes and Communities lead at BRE, will be presenting on the Home Quality Mark (HQM) standard, with a Q & A session. Delegates will work together to discuss ways to encourage clients to use HQM.


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