The Building Research Establishment (BRE)
The BRE are the administrators for the Code for Sustainable Homes and the other BREEAM schemes.
Blewburton Ltd utilise software and are accredited with NHER to evaluate the energy efficiency of buildings.
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.
Low Carbon Consultants
Members of the Low Carbon Consultants Register are competent to minimize energy use and carbon emissions from buildings both in design and operation. Blewburton Ltd is registered to this scheme.
Non-profit organisation that provides free impartial energy saving advice tailored to householders and the general public.
The Community Action for Energy programme offers help and support with a range of community initiatives, such as making a community building more energy efficient, or providing renewable energy expertise. Blewburton Ltd is registered with this programme.
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.
The Thames Valley’s not-for-profit renewable energy agency with principal interests in wind, bioenergy, solar and hydro generated energy, but who also embrace green waste and green transport initiatives.
The Department for Communities and Local Government sets policy on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue and are responsible for the national roll-out of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
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 British Wind Energy Association is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewable energy industries.
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.