|Building, construction, materials, design, community, demographics and planning are all open for discussion as we design our local powered down future.Posts related to Built Environment follow below:
Links related to Built Environment
- 12 Ambachten- Unusual eco-building techniques from this exciting Dutch website (available in English: occasional odd translation!): underground houses, tile stoves, secondary double-glazing etc.
- Centre for Alternative Technology- The Centre for Alternative Technology, based in Wales, has pioneered many alternative building techniques and forms of alternative energy. They publish many excellent books on a wide variety of topics and run courses.
- Chyan- Chyan Cultural Centre and Community Field. Chyan Community Field is a vibrant, well used project with visitors from near and far. Courses include fruit tree pruning and grafting, herbal medicines, growing winter veg, composting, cob building, micro-generation, dowsing, organic dyes, willow basket making, living willow sculptures, polytunnel growing as well as lots of community events.
- Cob in Cornwall- Ecologically conscious builders
- Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust- CSBT is a charitable company committed to making building design and construction as sustainable as possible, with minimal negative impact on the environment, both locally and globally.
- Green Building Press- Books and magazines on green building. Definitive.
- Low Carbon Buildings- Run by BERR (The Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform). The programme provides grants for the installation of microgeneration technologies in a range of buildings to include households, community organisations, public, private and th
- Low Impact Living Initiative- The Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI) runs courses and publishes information on low-impact building techniques such as strawbale, cob, timber, and on all sorts of things including making your own biodiesel, renewable energy etc.
- The Yellow House- This site tells the story of how a family turned their 1930s ex-council house into their environmental dream home. They wanted to reduce their energy consumption by two thirds and renovate their home using sustainable materials, but without losing comfort
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