Here you will find general
information on green design, environmental issues, solar power,
natural techniques and recycling. Many of the technologies described
are now available fore the domestic user, making it possible
for you to reduce your dependance on C02 emitting power sources
and adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. Follow the page headings
to the left to find out more on each topic.
At the end of 2006 the government
launched its Code
for Sustainable Homes. The code became mandatory for new
homes in May 2008, and under the code housebuilders achieve star
ratings for the environmental performance of new houses. The
code covers areas such as energy, water usage, materials, waste,
pollution, health and ecology. It is intended to be the single
national standard for design and construction of new homes.