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Your latest sustainable buildings stories

Empowered by Energy

Empowering refugees and asylum seekers to understand UK energy systems and save energy and money.

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Co. Tipperary

Demonstrating best practice in community development and rural regeneration.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

REACH Homes

Building low impact homes from recycled materials.

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

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

Inspiring ideas for more sustainable homes, communities and businesses.

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

LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

Changing our broken housing system to make it fairer and provide more security.

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

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

  • 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.

All sustainable buildings initiatives

Empowered by Energy

Empowering refugees and asylum seekers to understand UK energy systems and save energy and money.

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Co. Tipperary

Demonstrating best practice in community development and rural regeneration.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

REACH Homes

Building low impact homes from recycled materials.

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

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

Inspiring ideas for more sustainable homes, communities and businesses.

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

LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

Changing our broken housing system to make it fairer and provide more security.

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

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

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