The Self Build Self Help Site Environmental Links
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A variety of sites concerned with the environment, energy conservation and sustainable housing. All links open in a new window.

See our page on Exhibitions and Shows for Exhibitions with a focus on eco-building

link to Communities and Local Govmnt site
Straw Bale Building Course A course which will be constructing the straw bale walls of an extension to an early 19th century stone quarryman’s cottage called Garreg Llwyd (Welsh for grey stone). The course is situated in a beautiful location in North West Wales close to Snowdonia and the coast. 18th & 19th August 2012.
link to Communities and Local Govmnt site
A Decent Home for All: The Housing Green Paper: This paper seeks views on the Government's proposals to increase the supply of housing, to provide well designed and greener homes that are supported by infrastructure and to provide more affordable homes to buy or rent.
link to act-on-CO2 site
Calculate your carbon footprint Find out about the "Act on CO2" calculator and how you can help tackle climate change
link to Direct Gov site
DirectGov - Environment and greener living The Governmeet site with a wealth of information about all matters environmental
link to Direct Gov site
Save the Rain™ Campaign Ensuring all new buildings are designed to save water should be a vital consideration from the earliest stages of a project. Achieving sustainability in both commercial and domestic properties is not just a question of energy saving - it also needs to encompass the need to conserve the UK's mains water supplies.
link to Hockerton Housing Project site
Hockerton Housing Project The Hockerton Housing Project, the UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development
link to Planning Portal site
The Code for Sustainable Homes The Code is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. The Code aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable.
link to Direct Gov site
The Energy Saving Trust The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation, funded both by government and the private sector
link to Necesity Houseing site
Necessity Housing Building Sustainable Housing in areas of need
link to Direct Gov site
The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED) The UK's largest carbon-neutral eco-community - the first of its kind in this country
link to Bio Regional site
BioRegional Development Group an entrepreneurial, independent environmental organisation
link to Direct Gov site
Planning Portal - Greener Homes This guide looks at the main domestic microgeneration technologies and the different ways to make more efficient use of energy in the home. Many of these projects are permitted development which means they do not require planning permission providing certain limits and conditions are met. There is much all of us can do with relatively little effort to cut our energy use – and save money.
link to Environmental Agency Waste site
Environment Agency - waste The Environment Agency guide on waste management
link to Ashden Awards site
Ashden Awards The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
link to Inno Therm site
Inno Therm Recycled Cotton / Denim Insulation.
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