|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.
- Earthed- Earthed Sustainable Building, Design and Education. Earthed are artists and builders specialising in cob, roundpole timber framing, lime, and stonework who undertake private and funded projects, run educational workshops and renovation /repair work.
- 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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