AECB Low Energy Buildings Database - Info on 100+ low energy buildings and data on energy use.

Alternative Energy - Energy information for householders.

Centre for Sustainable Energy - Charity sharing knowledge to help change the way people  think and act about energy.

Danilith UK - Building system using brick faced concrete panels offering high levels of airtightness and thermal mass.

Down to Earth Solutions - Community Interest Company based in Moray, which aims to encourage the development of innovative, affordable and energy efficient housing. Offers an information and support service for environmentally conscious self builders and social housing providers.

Eco Open Houses - Network of sustainable homes in Brighton and Hove which open annually to help others see how to.

Encraft - Specialists in on-site renewables and low carbon building.

Energy Saving Trust - Impartial advice on how to reduce carbon emissions and use water more sustainably.

Good Homes Alliance - Housing professionals and industry supporters aiming to promote sustainability in a broad sense.

Great British Refurb - Campaign promoting energy efficient refurb of existing housing stock: Kevin McCloud.

Homes in Harmony - Shop offering natural building materials and energy eproducts for new builds and eco refurbs.

Institute for Sustainability - Charity promoting socially sustainable cities and communities.

Intelligent Energy Solutions - Specialists supply and installation of solar panels and heat pumps.

Low Energy Building Database - Case studies to guide those planning and developing low energy new builds and refurbs.

Lower Energy Terraced House - Ecology blog retrofitting a terraced house in Manchester, leading by example.

Microgeneration - Integrated renewable energy solutions for homes and businesses.

National Energy Foundation - Promoting the use and supply of energy to counter climate change.

Parity Projects - Individually tailored advice on cost-effective steps to improve home energy efficiency.

Passivhaus Trust - Non-profit organisation promoting the Passivhaus standard and methodology in the UK.

Renewable Energy Association - Body representing renewable energy producers in the UK.

SERS Energy Saving Solutions - Specialists in external wall insulation and internal wall insulation.

Solar Fusion - Specialist installers of the latest solar energy, water heating and photovoltaic systems.

Solar Sense - Solar hot water systems for self-build and housing association contractors.

Spirit Solar - Installers of renewable energy systems, solar panels, heat pumps, biomass and micro-CHP systems.

SuperHomes - Education and action to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and communities.

Sust-it - Comprehensive consumer information on energy efficient electricals.

The Carbon Trust - Not-for-profit company providing specialist support to help business and the public sector cut carbon emissions, save energy, and commercialise low carbon technologies.

The Energy Saving Co-operative -The Energy Saving Co-operative aims to ensure local communities and trades-people get the maximum benefits from energy efficiency. It gives free, straightforward advice on energy saving improvements, which are installed through trusted local tradespeople, and provides fair and ethical finance for those who need it.

The Scottish Passive House Centre - Case studies and links to organisations involved in Passive House in Scotland.

You Gen - One of the UK's leading websites on renewable technologies and energy efficiency for home and business.





ADM systems - Energy efficient air ventilation systems.

AECB - the Sustainable Building Association - Facilitates environmentally responsible practices within building.

Benfield ATT - Timber frame products, design and build services and advice.

BioRegional Reclaimed - Organisation promoting and facilitating use of reclaimed materials.

BREEAM - Design and assessment methods for sustainable buildings.

Cambridgeshire Tile and Brick Company - Tiles are produced in the traditional way with wooden moulds and allowed to air dry before being fired in the kiln.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)  - Practical ways of addressing global problems, to show that living more sustainably is easy to attain and provides a better quality of life.

Code for Sustainable Homes - National standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes.

Construction Resources - High performance state of the art products from Europe's leading manufacturers.

DWA Housing and Management Consultants - A not-for-profit housing consultancy group.

Ecomerchant - Environmentally-friendly builder's merchant based in Kent.

Freerain -Supplier, designer and manufacturer of rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems.

GB Decorating - Traditional techniques and materials for the restoration and redecoration of historical and listed buildings.

Gordon Clarke Architects - Focussed on historic and arts sectors, and using building methods which care for the planet.

Green Building Press - Information on sustainable building: Green Building Magazine and the Green Building Bibles.

Green Building Store - Supply building products which promote energy efficient, sustainable and healthy homes.

GreenSpec - Reference source for designers of sustainable buildings: materials, products, technology and design.

Gusto Homes - Designers and developers of sustainable homes in North Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire.

Hockerton Housing Project - The UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development.

Hodson Architects - Architects providing sustainable solutions considering space, material and light.

Home Grown Home - Building with straw bales and natural materials.

IEKO - Independent suppliers of natural and environmentally-friendly paints.

Interflush - DIY retrofit kits to convert single flushing WC siphons in cisterns to fully interruptible flushing.

John Nethercott and Co - Specialises in making and restoring woodwork to the highest standard.

LEDA - An architectural and environmental design company dedicated to creating great sustainable buildings.

National Self Build Association (NaSBA) - Aims to raise the profile of self building and to promote the release of land for self build projects in the UK.

OGI - Oxford Geotechnica International (UK) Limited (OGI) is an independent British company with a mission overcome groundwater problems. It supplies a wide range of technical consultancy services, nationally and overseas, within the field of groundwater engineering and management, pollution control and other aspects of the ground environment.

Passivhaus Associates - Design and build of energy efficient homes which are comfortable to live in.

Quadrat Scotland - Ecological consultants.

Roberts Molly Associates - An established architectural practice working in East Anglia, London and the Home Counties.

Sarah Wigglesworth - An award-winning architectural practice, specialists in low-energy and sustainable building.

Self-help Housing - Website dedicated to promoting and supporting self-help housing initiatives.

Selfbuild Central - Information for UK self builders from small home improvements to community projects.

Strongwood Log Homes UK - Supply, design and build of log homes.

Sustainable Building - Monthly newsletter on energy efficiency and green building.

SustainableBuild - Over 100 articles offering eco-friendly building tips and advice.

The Limecrete Company - Onsite batching & placement of limecrete, breathable, ecological alternative to concrete.

UK Green Building Council - Membership organisation which campaigns for a sustainable built environment.

Walter Segal Self Build Trust - System of timber framed self-build housing, including links to Segal-inspired projects.

Welsh Streets - Group of residents fighting to save homes in Liverpool and promote regeneration and retrofit.






Environmental Transport Association - An ethical motoring organisation and sustainable travel lobby group.

Sustrans - A leading sustainable transport charity, which aims to make smarter travel choices possible.






Green Investment Bank

Smart prototype developments

Innovate UK competition buildings-better-connected


The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to 500k in feasibility studies to develop new knowledge and skills in integrating future infrastructure requirements into the very heart of buildings and communities. 

Whether in small clusters of buildings or major urban expansions, there is the need to integrate electric vehicles and opportunities for heat and power sharing and storage, propelled by the drive towards zero-carbon. All these requirements are providing business with opportunities to deliver a de-centralised infrastructure fit for the future. 

These feasibility studies will allow organisations to develop their ideas before launch OF a follow-on 4.5m collaborative R&D competition, planned for January 2014. 

The TSB are seeking proposals in the area of decentralised, inter-connected, heating, cooling and power systems at a building and community scale. 

Feasibility studies must be business-led and are open to companies of any size. Projects must be led by a UK-based business and may be developed by a single company or collaboratively. Projects are not expected to exceed 50k and must be completed in three months. 

This is a single-stage competition. It opened on the 18 March 2013 and the deadline for receipt of applications was at noon on 1 May 2013. A briefing day for potential applicants was held on 19 March 2013. 





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