A net zero toolkit has been developed by Cotswold, Forest of Dean and West Oxfordshire district councils for homeowners looking to boost the green credentials of their property.
Funded by the Local Government Association Housing Advisers Programme, the online kit offers guidance on low-carbon, low-energy homes. It covers everything from pre-planning, design and construction, down to products and materials.
The guide also includes where carbon and energy gains can be made through retrofitting a range of measures to existing properties, such as switching to low-carbon heating systems, wall insulation, triple glazing and investing in a renewable energy option like solar panels.
The toolkit has been written by Etude, the Passivhaus Trust, Levitt Bernstein and Elementa Consulting.