Useful Links

Passivhaus

AECB CarbonLite – Offers Passivhaus training in the UK through its CarbonLite Programme

Green Building Store – Passivhaus products, training & services

Low energy buildings database – a repository of UK low-energy building information created to help inform the planning and development of low energy new build and refurbishment projects

Passivhaus Institut – German organisation which disseminates information and training on Passivhaus design.

Passivhaus myths dispelled – Wolfgang Feist addresses the common myths regarding Passivhaus

Passivhaus Trust– The UK Passive House organisation

Green building

AECB – the sustainable building association (Association for Environment Conscious Building) UK association that seeks to encourage greater environmental awareness within the UK construction industry.

BioRegional – organization behind the BedZed project and One Planet Living

BuildingGreen.com US site for practitioners of sustainable design.

Centre for Alternative Technology Visitor centre, information service & courses

CIRIA, The Construction Industry Environmental Forum

Genesis Centre – UK sustainable construction resource centre

Green Building Council – UK organisation campaigning for a sustainable built environment

Green Building Press – UK publishers of Green E-Zine

Green Register – Training and events for construction professionals

GreenSpec– an Internet-based resource including downloadable NBS compatible specification preliminaries, work sections and clauses as well as searchable information about sustainable building products

Inno-THERM – social enterprise supplying recycled cotton/ denim insulation

Low Carbon Trust – not-for-profit organisation highlighting the connection between buildings and carbon emissions

NBS Green Construction – news abstracts on green building from UK/ Irish sources

Sust, The Lighthouse on Sustainability, Scottish based sustainable design portal including database of eco materials, products and services.

Sustainable Homes promotes awareness of sustainable development issues and good practice, and encourages housing associations to adopt sustainable policies and practices.

Sustainability Works is for anyone interested in adopting a sustainable approach to housing development and regeneration. They may include housing associations local authorities, consultants, contractors and developers.

Energy efficiency

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) – advisory service on energy efficiency & renewable energy based at the CREATE Centre in Bristol.

Energy Saving Trust – key source of free information, publications, training, advice and consultancy on the efficient use of energy in building.

National Energy Foundation, development of energy policy, establishing infrastructure for the UK’s sustainable energy sector and by providing consultancy services.

Energy Bill Revolution – The campaign for warm homes and lower bills

Campaign groups

Ethical Consumer– leading alternative consumer organisation. Researches the social and environmental records of companies.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
– promotes responsible management of the world’s forests

Friends of the Earth – environmental NGO campaigning against climate change

Greenpeace – environmental NGO campaigning  against climate change

Climate Coalition – coalition of environment & development organisations campaigning against climate change

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