Buildings

Energy efficiency policies and tools, passive solar design and ventilation buildings, district heating system, sustainable design and construction, compact development, sustainable design and construction, and more…

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REACH Homes

100% affordable and zero carbon eco homes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

To run events to help people cut their carbon footprints in all sorts of ways.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Buildings
  • Nature
  • Land Use

LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

To change our broken housing system, to make it fairer and avoid huge hikes in house prices.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Goldsmith Street

To provide good quality, environmentally friendly homes with low fuel bills.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Think big locally.

Why Buildings?

Carbon emissions from the energy use in our buildings account for over one-fifth of the annual total in the U.K. Being economical and efficient with our energy is one of the quickest actions we can take to turn things around. From the raw materials and energy consumed in construction, to changing people’s habits through better design of buildings, the opportunity is to reimagine our built environment and how we build it – so that more of our buildings help us conserve more of our resources. We shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us.