Useful Links

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme –  All you need to know about microgeneration, FIT, consumer protection, installer training and more

BRE:  The Future of Sustainable Housing – Have your say on new voluntary housing standard

View Non-Domestic EPC(s) – Look at and/or compare Energy Performance Certificates of commercial buildings

Government Reply to Summary of Responses –  In regard to the Housing Standards Review.  What next for the Code for Sustainable Homes?

Housing Standards Review – Summary of responses, published March 2014

National Planning Policy Framework – Reform of the planning system has cut much unnecessary ‘red tape’ and intends to streamline the planning process; the guidance was passed in 2012

National Energy Foundation – Working to improve the use of energy in buildings and close the performance gap between the predicted and actual use of energy through capacity building, research, innovation, technical support and tackling fuel poverty.

UK Energy Research Centre – UKERC carries out world-class research into sustainable future energy systems, is the focal point of UK energy research and the gateway between the UK and international energy research communities

Rosie’s Rainbow Fund – Win a VW Camper and help a wonderful charity supporting sick and disabled children in hospital, school and the community

Edwards and Eve Cob Building – Fancy building your own pizza oven for almost nothing ?  Love the taste of authentic wood fired pizza ?

Handy Heroes – Whether providing a  residential or commercial project Handy Heroes can provide a full suite of construction services

Code for Sustainable Homes – A Guide from the Government Planning Portal

Code for Sustainable Homes – An environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes based on BRE Global’s EcoHomes scheme.  It is a government owned national standard intended to encourage continuous improvement in sustainable home building

Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) – Working to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change

UK Green Building Council – Campaigning for a sustainable built environment; a charity and membership organization facilitating dialogue between industry and Government to promote greener approaches in the construction sector

BREEAM – The world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings – setting the standard for best practice in sustainable building, design, construction and operation

The Code Store – Providing products, services and solutions for Code for Sustainable Homes in the UK

Ideal Planning and Design – Provide a complete design and planning service, including architectural design, planning applications, building regulations, party wall agreements, quantity surveying and project management.  They work on projects ranging from domestic extensions up to large new build residential and commercial developments.

Flowerscapes – Code for Sustainable Homes – Qualified Ecologist able to advise and report re LE04, Enhancing Site Ecology

Principal Plans –  Providers of  high quality accurate lease plans working to clients’ timescales at competitive rates.  Title plans prepared and updated.

The Mayday Network – A group of businesses at all stages on the low
carbon, resource efficient journey. – How big is your ecological footprint? Why not take this online quiz and find out.

Directgov – Information on Energy Performance Certificates

Communities and Local Government – Useful information on EPCs

Energy Savings Trust – Non-profit organization that provides free impartial advice

The Renewable Energy Centre – Information on Renewable Energy

Business Link – Practical advice for business on environment & efficiency

The Carbon Trust – Advice to businesses on how to reduce carbon emissions

Real World Energy Solutions – help clients make their buildings and business energy efficient and reduce carbon footprints

Act on CO2 – Useful tips on how to reduce CO2 emissions
in the home


isuffok – A local business directory for Suffolk