Active Groups, Programmes and Strategic Partnerships
The MBE KTN is currently working with a number of key strategic partners in the area of energy and carbon efficiency:
- BIS Science & Innovation Network
- BRE Innovation Park
- CCINW Centre for Construction Innovation
- CIOB The Chartered Institute of Building
- Creative Industries KTN
- Digital Communications KTN
- E2B Association - Energy Efficient Building
- EEDA Enterprise Hub for the Built Environment
- EPSRC Engineering & Phisical Sciences Research Council
- Nanotechnologies KTN
- National Composites Network
- NHS Sustainable Development Unit
- Sustainable Construction iNet
- WMCCE West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence
- Zero Carbon Hub
Other significant players are listed below:
- UK Green Building Council is a membership organisation which was launched in February 2007 to co-ordinate sustainability strategy in the sector. It is part of the World Green Buildings Council.
- Energy Technologies Institute is a UK based company formed from global industries and the UK government. It brings together projects that create affordable, reliable, clean energy for heat, power and transport.
- The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 as an independent company. Its mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies.
- The Energy Savings Trust In 1993 the UK Government established The Energy Saving Trust and set a target for reducing UK emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 20 per cent of 1990 levels by 2010. The EST are a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice tailored to suit all stakeholders and audiences. Their advice includes microgeneration alongside other carbon saving information and advice for householders including energy efficiency, transport, water and waste.
- Institute for Sustainability is an independent , private sector led charity created to significantly advance the UK's ability to deliver solutions for a sustainable future. It's initial focus is on the Thames Gateway.
- The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that will provide leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Its aim is to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.