03.0130 Standards, Certification, Accreditation & Awards

The Passivhaus Trust

Description

The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Passivhaus is a leading international low energy, design standard. Over 37,000 buildings have been designed, built and tested to this standard worldwide .The Trust aims to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.

Location

The Foundry, 5 Baldwin Terrace,
London N1 7RU
United Kingdom

Confor: Promoting Forestry and Wood

Description

Confor: promoting forestry and wood is, first and foremost, a members' organisation, funded by and accountable to people and businesses who own forests and who work in forestry or with wood and forest products. The aim is to support sustainable forestry and low-carbon businesses through promotion of markets for forest products and helping improve members' competitiveness. Read more »

Location

59 George Street,
Edinburgh EH2 2JG
United Kingdom

The Wood Awards

Description

The Wood Awards started in 1971 as the Carpenters’ Award and was relaunched in 2003 as the Wood Awards.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier architecture and furniture competition celebrating excellence in design in the world’s most sustainable material. The Wood Awards is the most respected award for building and design in wood.

The aim of The Wood Awards is to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood and wood products.

Location

c/o TRADA,
Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 4ND
United Kingdom

United Kingdom Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS)

Description

The UK Woodland Assurance Standard is an independent certification standard for verifying sustainable forest and woodland management in the United Kingdom. The UKWAS is unusual because it is a certification standard rather than a certification scheme. It is designed to provide a single common standard for use within forest certification programmes operating in the UK; these programmes provide a way to assure buyers and users that wood and wood products come from sustainably managed woodlands. Read more »

Location

59 George Street (3rd floor),
Edinburgh EH2 2JG
United Kingdom

Soil Association - Woodmark

Description

The Soil Association's Woodmark Programme, accredited by the FSC, carries out forest and chain of custody certification. Look out for the FSC logo when purchasing wood products.

Location

South Plaza,
Marlborough Street,
Bristol BS1 3NX
United Kingdom

Envest

Description

Envest is the first UK software for estimating the environmental and financial impacts of a building over its whole life cycle, from the early design stage. Using minimal input data Envest allows designers to instantly identify those aspects of the building which have the greatest influence on environment and cost. Designers can also compare two or more alternative schemes for a given project.

Location

Building Research Establishment,
Garston,
Watford , Hertfordshire WD25 9XX
United Kingdom

Made Aware

Description

Products carrying the Made Aware label are designed and manufactured with the aim of making progressive and worthwhile improvements to the environment and the welfare of those who produce them.

The Made Aware scheme covers issues such as the sourcing and sustainability of raw materials, pollution control, worker welfare, carbon footprint, product longevity and end of life disposal.

The aim of Made Aware is to ‘make a difference’.

Registered Office: 54 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EJ

Location

PO Box 743,
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 9QP
United Kingdom

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Description

The Forest Stewardship Council’s ‘tick tree’ logo is used on product labels to indicate whether they are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other forest products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests. FSC-certified products are made with material from forests, independently certified as being managed to an internationally agreed set of social, economic and environmental principles and criteria and/or verified recycled sources. Read more »

Location

11-13 Great Oak Street,
Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6BU
United Kingdom
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