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You may find the following websites useful:
Green Building Materials – An awareness of the impact of specifying materials is an essential part of the approach to green building design. This section looks at a large variety of traditional, contemporary and new materials and products.
Carbon Calculator – Work out what your current carbon footprint is, and get some pointers on how to reduce it.
Traditional Buildings – Historic England (formerly English Heritage) has some useful guides on renewable energy and energy conservation in traditional home.
The Self Build Portal – Interested in building your own home? Then look no further, as this site highlights all the issues you need to consider and assists you with working out an appropriate budget.
The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products – The ASBP is a cross sector, not for profit organisation, comprising, building product manufacturers and distributors, specifiers, designers, contractors, public interest and sustainability organisations, academics and other building practitioners. We are committed to accelerating the transition to a high performance, healthy and low carbon built environment by championing the increased understanding and use of building products that meet demonstrably high standards of sustainability.
BRE Green Guide – Aims to provide designers and specifiers with easy-to-use guidance on how to make the best environmental choices when selecting construction materials and components.
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) – Based in Wales, CAT aims to demonstrate practical solutions for improving the environmental sustainability of buildings. Includes advice on green building materials and energy sources.
Energy Saving Trust – Information aimed at housing professionals, it also gives valuable information for homeowners on how to reduce emissions and make radical improvements to energy performance that go beyond current building regulations. Advice for both new and existing housing is available along with informative case studies.
GreenSpec – It provides information about green building products, design and specifications. Includes a green buildings glossary, product and tradesmen directories, and a great guide to green wash!
Sustainable Build – Comprehensive site with detailed eco friendly building tips and advice.
Architect’s Climate Action Network (ACAN) – A network of individuals within architecture and related built environment professions taking action to address the twin crises of climate and ecological breakdown.
Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) – A network of individuals and companies with a common aim of promoting sustainable building practice.