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The Royal Institue of British Architects www.architecture.com - the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession.

The Planning Portal - www.planningportal.gov.uk the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.

The Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingtrust.org.uk - a not for profit organisation to provide free impartial advice on energy saving measures.

The Carbon Trust - www.carbontrust.co.uk working with organisations to reduce carbon emissionsand develop commercial low carbon technologies.

The Design Council - www.designcouncil.org.uk - the national strategic body for design, helping businesses and individuals to become the best users of design in the world.

About Architecture - www.architecture.about.com - a portal for advice and hints about architecture from around the world.

Architects in the House - www.architectinthehouse.org.uk - offers expert advice in return for a donation to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

BREEAM code for Sustainable Buildings - www.breeam.org - the BREEAM family of assessment methods and tools are all designed to help construction professionals understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of the developments they design and build.

The Environment Agency - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - Up to date information on general environmental issues via articles, press releases and their bi-monthly newspaper.

Envirowise - www.envirowise.gov.uk - Access to the envirowise newsletter and many environmental and energy publications. Topics include water and effluent, EMS, legislation, packaging, solvents & VOC’s, waste minimisation and cleaner technologies.


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