|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.
- Building with Nature- A new benchmark for the design and maintenance of green infrastructure in housing and commercial development.
- 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.
- 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 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.
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