03.0134 Organisations

Wood for Good

Description

Wood for good is the UK's wood promotion campaign. The Wood for Good campaign works on behalf of the whole timber industry in the UK. It aims to promote the suitability and sustainability of wood as a building material to the construction and logistics sectors and associated professionals such as architects and design engineers.

International Hemp Building Association

Description

Our aim is to promote and support the sustainable development of hemp building systems and materials.

Location

Rusheens, Kenmare, Kerry
Ireland

Building Futures

Description

Building Futures was established to create space for discussion about the needs of society from the built environment and, consequently, the built environment professions in 20 years and beyond. Building Futures aims to address the big picture. How and where will we be living in 50 or 100 years' time, when the climate has changed and cities are bigger than ever? What technologies will architects be using to design buildings and what new materials will they be specifying? How will the inevitable new technologies affect the buildings we all use every day?

Location

RIBA,
66 Portland Place,
London W1B 1AD
United Kingdom

Build a Dream Self Build Association

Description

A self help group for self builders; informs and assists custom builders and the custom build industry. Expert advice and networking contacts always available. Group members are emailed quantities of useful information including ecological, sustainable and green sources. A monthly programme of talks is held in Bath, with the possibility of more across the country. Group visits to members’ projects, and to relevant companies. Free tickets to self build shows. For more details see website.

Location

3 The Beeches,
Bath, Somerset BA2 2UX
United Kingdom

Eco Home Centre from RDE

Description

Eco Home Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting sustainable building in Wales. We have a very informative blog at http://ecohomecentre.blogspot.com that should help you to understand your home and what materials are best for it and you. We specialise in natural products that are both eco, health and pocket friendly. We supply products from companies like earthborn, auro, osmo, lindab and also larger structural elements like doors and windows.

Location

Rounded Development Enterprises
63 Clive Road, Canton,
Cardiff CF5 1HH
United Kingdom

AECB (The Sustainable Building Association)

Description

Promotes and encourages sustainable building. Offers advice on all aspects of environmentally conscious construction. Members receive Green Building Magazine. More information on sustainable building can be found in the Green Building Bibles at www.greenbuildingbible.co.uk.

Location

PO Box 32, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5ZA
United Kingdom

Architectural Heritage Fund

Description

Gives grants and low interest loans to building preservation trusts and other charities to regenerate historic buildings.

Location

Alhambra House,
27-31 Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0AU
United Kingdom

BioRegional Development Group

Description

BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity which initiates and delivers practical solutions that help us to live within a fair share of the earth’s resources – what we call one planet living. We work in partnership with organisations around the world, and we help others to achieve sustainability through consultancy, education and informing policy.

Location

BedZED Centre,
24 Helios Road,
Wallington, Surrey SM6 7BZ
United Kingdom

Empty Homes Agency

Description

Launched in 1992, the agency is dedicated to tackling the problem of the 762,000 empty homes in England. Do you know of any empty homes in your area? EHA gives guidance and assistance on how to start to tackle empty homes and supports community groups, local authorities and others concerned. It provides infomation, contacts and training to local authorities. Whether your concern is urban dereliction, homelessness or the loss of green fields to new homes, call for further details or visit the website. To report on empty homes visit www.reportemptyhomes.com.

Location

75 Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7HS
United Kingdom
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