Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.
The start point for every energy efficiency construction project should be the building fabric. A well built and insulated building reduces energy consumption emissions and provides a comfortable environment for its occupants.
Water management products are principally designed for water conservation and recycling.
Eco materials are accredited or designed to have high levels of recycled content, non hazardous content or low carbon manufacture or achieve A or A+ in BRE Green Guide.
Housebuilders need to be aware of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes. All aspects of construction can be assessed under the Code and it is important to know what you can do to gain points to achieve the Code rankings.