On 10th August 2021 Zoe Watson wrote:

Net Zero Carbon Toolkit

We recently launched a Net Zero Carbon Toolkit for new build and retrofit housing for Forest of Dean, Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Councils. Etude led the process which was a collaboration between the council members, Elementa Consulting, the Passivhaus Trust and our Practice.

The toolkit aims to help the three councils and others reach net zero in a bid to speed up the UK’s collective response to the climate emergency. The Net Zero Carbon Toolkit is openly available as a resource, so we encourage you to share and spread the word with other industry professionals.

The interactive toolkit takes architects, contractors, self-builders and consultants through a range of steps for delivering zero carbon, low-energy homes. It also includes retrofit guidance on measures to improve energy efficiency and begin the process of decarbonising homes in a more affordable, phased approach.

We hope that this toolkit is a handy resource to help designers work together with clients and other professionals towards delivering net zero carbon for new build and retrofit. You can download a copy of the toolkit here.