Experts

Experts in the sustainable built environment available for advice.

If you know of any experts we do not have listed, or you would like to get listed here and offer your services, please get in touch and we will gladly list them for the benefit of others.

United Kingdom Experts

Zero Carbon Hub

The Zero Carbon Hub is an independent non-profit public/private partnership, limited by guarantee, established to take day-to-day operational responsibility for co-ordinating delivery of low and zero carbon new homes. We support and inform the 2016 Zero Carbon Homes Task Force.

Primary aim:

To support the mainstream delivery of low and zero carbon homes in England.

Our three objectives:

  • Creating confidence during change
  • Reducing risk and obstacles
  • Disseminating practical guidance

NHBC Foundation

Established in 2006, the NHBC Foundation provides the house building industry with research and guidance on topical subjects to support industry challenges leading up to the UK Government’s 2016 zero carbon homes target.

With over 40 publications to date, the NHBC Foundation also supports the industry by leading debate and thinking among industry experts, reporting on key and pressing issues relevant to the homes of the future.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an industry-led and internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Refer to the consumer area of their website to provide help to those wanting to find an MCS certified installation company or find an MCS certified product.

MCS certifies microgeneration products used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. MCS also certifies installation companies to ensure the microgeneration products have been installed and commissioned to the highest standard for the consumer.

MCS covers electricity generating technologies with a capacity of up to 50kW, and heat generating technologies with a capacity of up to 45kW. Currently, MCS covers the following technologies:

  • Biomass
  • Heat Pumps (Air Source and Ground Source)
  • Micro Hydro Turbines
  • Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems
  • Pitched Roof Mounting Systems
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind Turbines

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust Foundation gives impartial, accurate and independent advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, how to use water more sustainably and how to save money on energy bills. The challenge facing us all is how to reduce carbon emissions, develop sustainable sources of energy, make water use sustainable and keep British citizens warm and cosy over the winter. The Energy Saving Trust is committed to helping the UK to meet this challenge.