We are passionate about reducing our environmental impact and believe that 'Net Zero Carbon' Development is URGENTLY required to limit excessive global warming. The UK government has committed to Zero Carbon by 2050 and Cornwall Council by 2030. Every building that is not designed NOW to be easily upgraded to be Net Zero Carbon will require an expensive retrofit before 2050. We have just 10 years to dramatically change the way we procure and construct buildings and we therefore believe that everyone should be designing and building to Net Zero Carbon standards NOW, including considering how to minimise the embodied carbon of the building materials over the building lifetime.
We have therefore set ourselves the target of achieving (and surpassing, where possible) the leading industry benchmarks for operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water usage set by the Passivhaus Standard, the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide and the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.
An Idiot's Guide To Climate Change with Rainn Wilson
(Yes, we are ALL idiot's compared with nature and considering what we have done to the planet in the past 200 years!)
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The Cleantech Guide provides easy-to-understand, authentic answers to frequently asked questions on sustainability, renewable energy and clean technology
The UK Green Building Council defines two approaches to Net Zero Carbon buildings, which are of equal importance:
Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy
“When the amount of carbon emissions associated with the building’s operational energy on an annual basis is zero or negative. A net zero carbon building is highly energy efficient and powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources, with any remaining carbon balance offset.”
Net Zero Carbon – Construction
“When the amount of carbon emissions associated with a building’s product
and construction stages up to practical completion is zero or negative,
through the use of offsets.”
"On a consumer level, environmental issues have become more prominent in recent years. One survey last year by Skye Holiday Cottages found that 33% of people want to be greener. A further 20% of people said they intended to book “more sustainable” holidays in the future."
Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.
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From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions
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23 climate change documentaries you need to watch because this planet is NOT fine. But as Greta Thunberg would say, "some of us still aren’t panicking enough".
Mashable have rounded up the best climate change documentaries. Plus, they've added a tip on how to help in real life, after these films leave you wondering what the hell to do next!
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