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The BBC made a documentary series about the experiences of a family who moved to Cornwall, into a derelict farmhouse, and embarked on making the place as environmentally sound as possible.
The website contains news and information about their adventures, both during and after the filming.
If you can get hold of a copy of the series, it's well worth watching.
These companies make or supply components or systems used in the generation of renewable energy.
The AEF is a UK-based association that campaigns exclusively on the environmental impacts of aviation.
The AEF promotes a sustainable future for aviation which fully recognises, and takes account of, its environmental and amenity effects
A green website helping people make changes to their lifestyle so that they can live a more eco-friendly life.
BRE's mission is:
to build a better world and our vision is our unmistakable imprint on a highly regarded and sustainable built environment.
Researcher's list of British services and their governing bodies, institutes and associations.
"The Carbon Trust is an independent company funded by Government. Our role is to help the UK move to a low carbon economy by helping business and the public sector reduce carbon emissions now and capture the commercial opportunities of low carbon technologies."
The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a national charitable company that was established in 1979.
Their mission as an independent charity is to advance sustainable energy policy and practice. They seek energy solutions that engage people and communities to meet real needs for both environmentally sound and affordable energy services.
If you're wondering how much CO2 your older car puts out per km, this is a handy resource for discovering the answer.
From the website:
"The information on this site covers all cars registered from January 1997 to date. The CO2 value for models being registered since March 2001 is derived from the First Registration and Licensing document. The authoritative CO2 emissions figure will also be shown on the vehicle registration document (V5) from March 2001.
The value for vehicles registered before Janaury 1997 has been supplied by the manufacturers directly to the SMMT's Automotive Data Services (ADS). The value may change dependent on various factors including optional extras and tyre size."
This website contains links to articles, papers and other documents that planners will find of use when assessing planning applications for renewable energy developments and/or formulating planning policy in their local authority.
The Energy Saving Trust encourages energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energy sources into the economic fabric of our society. To achieve this they promote the use of cleaner fuels for transport and better insulation and heating efficiency for buildings and homes and champion small-scale renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
Support organisation for businesses looking to become more environmentally friendly. Based in the north-west of England.
PDF attachments to this article contain more background information.
Feed-in are wind turbine and solar photovoltaic suppliers and installers.
The Freecycle Network is made up of thousands of groups with millions of members across the globe.
It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Main site: www.freecycle.org
Local area groups in the UK: http://www.freecycle.org/groups/unitedkingdom/
Gaia-Wind was a Danish company, however since the start of 2007 our headquarters are in Glasgow.
We manufacture and install an 11 kW wind turbine, especially designed for low to moderate wind speeds.
With some 150 turbines installed (mainly in Denmark) we have a well established and positive track record.
Last year we installed our first turbine in the UK (see attached article) and over this year we plan to install a fair number of them in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
A spreadsheet of 28,000 buildings and their Co2 footprint. Interesting
Bringing news about government grants to the general public.
List of green engineering consultants and architects.
If you know of others, please let us know and we'll add a link.
The following is a list of Trade Associations that represent environmentally-friendly organisations or promote renewable technologies in the UK.
This list will be updated from time to time - feel free to contact us and let us know of any additions you think would be worthwhile.
The Hockerton Housing Project is the UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development. Project members live a holistic way of life in harmony with the environment, in which all ecological impacts have been considered and accounted for. The residents of the five houses generate their own clean energy, harvest their own water and recycle waste materials causing no pollution or carbon dioxide emissions. The houses are amongst the most energy efficient, purpose built dwellings in Europe.