Links

Useful contacts for help and information

RELATING TO ENERGY SAVING

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/ - Energy Saving Trust the main centre for energy saving advice.
http://www.zerocarbonbritain.org/en/ - Centre for Alternative Technology's site about achieving zero carbon.
http://www.myfootprint.org/en/ - Ecological footprint calculator (measures how many Earths you would need for everyone on the planet to live as you do).
http://www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk/ - home energy advice, home visits, grants.

RELATING TO BUILDINGS

http://www.buildstore.co.uk - National Centre for Self Build and Renovation at Swindon
http://www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk/ - find insulation companies and more information
http://www.aecb.co.uk/ - the sustainable building association.
http://www.badsba.co.uk/ - Self build, self help group in Bath and surrounding area.
http://www.bre.co.uk/ - Building Research Establishment display of eco homes.
http://www.passivhaus.org.uk/ - German standard for eco homes - could become the European standard.
http://www.super-e.co.uk/ - Canadian standard for eco homes, advice and contractors.
http://www.livingarks.com/ - company producing small, complete eco buildings for garden, holiday home.

BUILDING MATERIALS

http://www.natural-building.co.uk/ - online building centre specialising in environmentally friendly building materials
http://www.ecomerchant.co.uk/ - and another!
http://www.rainwaterharvesting.co.uk/ - one of the companies which deal with rainwater harvesting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel - about the miracle aerogel insulation material.
http://www.superfoil.co.uk/index.html - insulation quilting - another form of insulation.

RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES

http://www.segen.co.uk/ - suppliers and installers of a wide variety of renewable technologies.
http://www.whispergen.com/ - Whisper Gen stirling engine combined heat and power unit
http://www.wwce.org/ - Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy - community energy company supported by local investors.
http://www.kennetenergy.org.uk/ - Kennet Community Energy - community energy company supported by local investors.

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

http://www.sustainabledevizes.org/ - environmental network for Devizes
http://climatepledge.co.uk/ - Transition Marlborough
http://climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/ - Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon
https://sites.google.com/site/wiltsorchards/home - Wiltshire Orchards, was Wiltshire World Changers, a network co-ordinated by Wiltshire Council's Energy, Change and Opportunities team

ENVIRONMENTAL

http://www.cat.org.uk - Centre for Alternative Technology
http://www.naturalcollection.com/ - environmental products catalogue
http://www.wiltsplay.org.uk/ - Wiltshire Scrapstore take scrap material for schools etc. to use.

FINANCIAL

http://www.ecology.co.uk - sympathetic mortgages for eco-improvements

ASSOCIATES

http://www.stroma.com - Stroma energy assessor accrediting body.
http://www.cfsd.org.uk - Centre for Sustainable Design
https://attma.org/ - Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association
http:greenregister.org.uk - Green Register of Construction Professionals
http://swindonenergy.co.uk/ - Domestic EPCs for existing dwellings, legionella testing
http://epcsoxford.co.uk/ - Domestic and Commercial EPCs for existing properties, home energy advice. Despite the URL, based in Salisbury

TRAINING

http://www.abbeqa.co.uk/ - Awarding Body for hthe Built Environment (ABBE).
https://www.bsria.co.uk/ - test instruments training and research

ETHICAL TRADING COMPANIES (I am pleased to endorse)

http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/ - Rapanui is about making cool eco-fashion for young people; that means clothing that is eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable
http://www.nigelsecostore.com/ - eco products for home and garden
http://www.ecotopia.co.uk - more eco products for home and garden