The Code Store
  • Company supplying products to make housing more sustainable.
Home Quality Mark
  • The Home Quality Mark provides impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s quality and sustainability.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • The BRE are the administrators for the Code for Sustainable Homes and the other BREEAM schemes.
  • Elmhurst Energy is the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for energy assessors and Blewburton Ltd. are members, producing their Parts L1A, L1B and domestic EPCs under Elmhurst’s auspices.
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers exists to support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering and offers training information and support to members.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
  • MCS is a standards organisation that creates and maintain standards that allows for the certification of products, installers and their installations. Associated with these standards is the certification scheme, run on behalf of MCS by Certification Bodies who hold UKAS accreditation to ISO 17065. MCS certifies low-carbon products and installations used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. If you are looking for an installer, this is a good first point of enquiry.
  • Non-profit organisation that provides free impartial energy saving advice tailored to householders and the general public.
The Carbon Trust
  • The Carbon Trust’s mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions now and develop commercial low carbon technologies for the future.
Low Carbon Hub
  • A social enterprise who are scaling up community-owned renewable energy projects across Oxfordshire.
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Government Department claiming to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area. Clearly pertinent to sustainable planning policies and housing, areas in which Blewburton work extensively.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Government department with responsibility, amongst other things, for energy and clean growth & climate change.
The Solar Trade Association (STA)
  • Regulates the activities and standards of its members and serves as an enquiry centre for the public regarding solar water heating.
The Solar Energy Society
  • Non-profit organisation providing forum for all those interested in the advancement of the utilisation of the sun’s energy, with particular reference to photovoltaics (PV).
The Ground Source Heat Pump Association
  • Trade and professional body for the UK ground source heat pump industry.
Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders (AECB)
  • Aims to facilitate environmentally responsible practices within building and is a good point of reference to find a builder versed in sustainable practice and operation.