GreenSpec provides guidance on green building design, product and material specifications.

Green building products is a directory of sustainable construction products and green building materials available in the UK, product pages feature essential specifier information.

You can find more information about understanding the provenance of construction materials, including their environmental impact under About Materials.

Design guidance includes sections on housing refurb/retrofit, Passivhaus, inspirational images and articles that promote energy and material efficiency.

The energy section provides a guide to renewable energy systems such as wind turbines, ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers, solar PV, solar hot water, micro CHP etc.

More information is available on improving the energy efficiency of existing housing is critical to carbon reduction.

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Tuesday, 1st October 2013

Dieter Gockmann, EPR Architects

I and my colleagues have been using GreenSpec since it was first started with the BRE several years ago. The site has proved an invaluable resource for us over the years and it continues to grow and improve, ensuring that it remains as relevant and helpful for specifiers as it always has been as increasing numbers of sustainable products, technology and systems have come to market.


Monday, 29th April 2013

Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates

Though it can be a little overwhelming just because of the sheer amount of information on the site Greenspec is a great first stop for architects and students looking for something specific or just browsing for sustainable materials and products.


Friday, 22nd March 2013

Darren Jones, Nicholas Hare Architects

This is a fantastic resource for anyone deisgning or specifying green buildings. Extensive database of sustainable products and materials with comprehensive guidance on design and specification issues and watch points. Highly recommended.


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