If you're a householder interested
in generating your own heat or electricity, you can apply online
for a grant at http://www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk.
There are funds of up to £2,500 per property towards the
cost of microgeneration technologies.
The LCBP domestic grants scheme
ends om 31st March 2010 for applications for small wind turbines
and solar photovoltaic systems, but anyone claiming the £2,500
grant before then will also be eligible for the new feed-in tariff
from 1st April 2010. The new tariff will pay for all energy generated
by your system, whether you use it yourself or sell it back to
the grid. This is in addition to the saving you make by buying
less electricity from your supplier.
If you're looking for grants
for microgeneration technologies for a public sector building
or charitable body you can apply through phase 2 of the Low Carbon
of using an energy consultant
When the Part L building regulations
came into force in 2006, they turned the construction industry
on its head and made designing and building new homes a much
more complex process. And the regulations continue to change
as Government targets for reducing CO2 emissions become ever
Don Howard is Technical Director
at Energist UK, explains the benefits of using an energy consultant.
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for Alternative Technology
-Eco Centre based at Machynlleth in North Wales, with working
examples of wind, water and solar power, energy conservation,
environmentally sound buildings, self build, organic growing
and alternative sewage systems.
for Sustainable Design
- discussion and research on eco-design with training, workshops,
conferences, research, consultancy and publications.
Balance -provides individuals
and businesses with a simple, practical and cost-effective way
to offset their unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions.
ECOutlet -shop for environmental goods online
-all sorts of excellent ideas for your home and garden.
Centre -learn about
renewable energy, sustainable business practices, organic horticulture
and the environment.
Savings Trust -organisation
whose aims are to encourage energy efficiency and the integration
of renewable energy sources by promoting cleaner fuels for transport,
better insulation and heating efficiency for buildings, and small-scale
renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
Building Press - Information
and publications to help you create healthy and ecological homes
-the UK's leading magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable
-training and networking organisation for all disciplines in
the construction industry who are committed to sustainable building
practices -architects, engineers, builders, surveyors and tradespeople.
Grown up Green
-membership organisation run by a charitable trust, who aim to
promote education about protection of the natural environment
Low Carbon Buildings Programme -the programme provides grants for
the installation of microgeneration technologies in a range of
buildings to include households, community organisations, public,
private and the non-profit sectors. Householders can apply for
grants of up to £2,500 per property towards the cost of
installing a certified product by a certified installer.
Carbon Network -UK
based not for profit company established to raise awareness of
the links between buildings, the working and living patterns
they support, and global warming.
Energy Foundation -independent
educational charity, based at Milton Keynes whose objective is
to work for the more efficient, innovative, and safe use of energy.
Energy -suppliers of
a range of renewable energy systems including biomass, heat recovery
ventilation, photovoltaics, solar thermal and wind. They are
also developing a solar / hydrogen system for domestic and light
Grid -website dedicated
to the needs of people living without mains electricity or water.
Permaculture Association -supports people and projects through training,
networking and research, using the ethics and principles of permaculture.
Sustainability Works -an online software package which helps deliver
sustainable housing development efficiently, from policy level
to project delivery -used by housing associations, developers,
architects and local authorities.
Sustlife -gateway for environmental, ecological
and organic resources.