Green your building

Green your building

As you can see from all the buildings on this website, there are many different ways you can green your building – from using sustainable materials and sources of energy to reducing energy and water consumption. This page links to some of the most useful sources of information and advice to help you.

For advice on planning your own sustainable building, check out the Peak District National Park Authority’s website and their “Supplementary Planning Document for Climate Change and Sustainable Buildings” which was adopted by the Authority in March 2013. It promotes the positive role that sustainable buildings, and low carbon and renewable energy can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and provides guidance on adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change in ways that are appropriate to the statutorily protected landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

It explains how the Core Strategy policies for Climate Change and Sustainable Building are applied and how to reflect these policies when you take a proposal through the planning process.

For lots of useful resources, ideas, advice and inspiration, visit www.superhomes.org.uk

SuperHomes is a rapidly expanding network of energy aware households with pioneering homeowners who are redefining green living. They have all refurbished their old homes to the highest standards of energy efficiency and are at least 60% less reliant on fossil fuels.

The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark is awarded by the Peak District National Park Authority to organisations that:

  • support the local economy
  • protect the global environment
  • enhance the local environment
  • invest in people and communities
  • celebrate what’s special about the Peak District National Park
When you buy a product or service that has been awarded the Environmental Quality Mark, you can be confident that you will be helping to look after the Peak District environment, as well as local people and communities.

Visit their website for a list of quality mark holders, including many of the venues taking part in our Green Buildings Open Up project www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/looking-after/eqm

Going Green

To find out what you can do to be more environmentally conscious, visit the environment agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/beinggreen/default.aspx