There are many resources available online to promote sustainable building products, materials and construction techniques. We have reviewed some of them and these are the ones that we have found to be more helpful.
GreenSpec is the foremost ‘Green Building’ resource in the UK. Independent of companies and trade bodies and launched in 2003 with government funding, GreenSpec promotes sustainable building products, materials and construction techniques.
The Green Guide is part of BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) an accredited environmental rating scheme for buildings in UK. The Green Guide contains more than 1500 specifications used in various types of building. The Green Guide is primarily developed to provide building architects and specifiers environmental impact information to support the material/product specification and selection process.
‘Footprint’ is the sustainability hub of this UK’s best-selling weekly architecture magazine. Topics range from Green News to Green Buildings and Green Products.
Passive House Plus is an Irish innovative sustainable magazine about Passivhaus, Passive House technology and more. Articles range from Project cases to Part L – Building Regulations and Product News.
Its primary aim is to support the mainstream delivery of low and zero carbon homes in England. Their website provides guidance and information through publications. It also highlights building profiles with tested innovative solutions.