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									Here are some selected links you might like to try. Please note: sites open in a new window Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) UK association that seeks to encourage greater environmental awareness within the UK construction industry.| Builders Without Borders Builders Without Borders is an international network of ecological builders working together to help ensure a sustainable future. The site includes details of projects, publications, and resources.| Building Green From the US Natural Resources Defense Council, Building Green contains information on streamlining design and construction, and how green construction can make good business sense.| Information resources for practictioners of sustainable design.| Centre For Alternative Technology (CAT) CAT are an educational charity striving to achieve the best cooperation between the natural, technological and human worlds; key areas of work are renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems. The site includes information and a virtual tour of the centre.| Construction Resources Britain's first ecological builders' merchant and building centre, which promotes energy saving and sustainable building products. The site gives product details, and details of their courses and seminars.| Searchable database of recycled and reclaimed materials for construction in the UK. Also includes information on the need to recycle and the environmental impact of construction.|

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Ecological Design Institute (EDI) The EDI appears to be largely one US architectural practice promoting strategies of conservation, regeneration, and stewardship (and themselves), but the site does include some useful information.| Green Building Concepts Green Building Concepts supplies information on resources and energy efficient home building.| Green Building Information Centre (GBIC) Canadian site that disseminates information about energy and environmental issues in the building sector. It includes a broad range of information from other sources and organizations around the world, all of which are separately identified.| Green Home Building US site with a wide range of information about sustainable architecture and natural building.| Green Providers Directory The Green Providers Directory is a resource for finding green, organic and fair trade goods and services. It provides links to a range of renewable energy suppliers, recycled and natural products, fair trade clothing, gifts and gadgets. It also provides news, blogs and updates on the environment, recycling, energy efficiency and related topics.| Green Seal Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organisation dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. It includes construction products, but not exclusively.| GreenClips A summary of news on sustainable building design and issues. An American site, but it covers international news.| International Ecological Engineering Society (IEES) The IEES provides a common forum for anyone involved in ecological engineering projects. These include traditional engineers, marine biologists, ecological economists, development workers, and many others.|

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Low Carbon Buildings Programme Site supporting the UK government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) Phase 1. This programme provides grants for the installation of microgeneration technologies in a range of buildings to include households, community organisations, public, private and the non-profit sectors. Inlucdes details on microgeneration technologies, how to apply, information and resources, and news.| Natural Building Resources Natural Building Resources is an umbrella organization created to disseminate and coordinate information and activities regarding natural building, sustainable architecture, and ecological living. Includes links to other resources and details of their publications, plus an overview of natural building techniques.| Oikos Oikos is devoted to serving construction professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction. It's an American site, but has some information on green products and methods that is applicable elsewhere.| Permaculture the Earth Links, articles and a forum on permaculture design and its applications.| Smart Communities Network US government site promoting green building methods.| Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture A collection of links and other resources on ecological and natural building.| UK Green Building Council The UK Green Building Council's mission is to dramatically improve the sustainability of the built environment by radically transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated. The site includes news and reports.| US Green Building Council Aims to be the centre for debate and action on environmental issues facing the construction industry's multiple interests. Includes details of their publications.| Free CPD from NBS on the Code for Sustainable Homes. Website for Good Homes Alliance

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