Net Zero Carbon Toolkit


This Net-Zero Toolkit is designed to assist in the planning, design and construction of a new build or retrofit housing project.

Originally commissioned by The Forest of Dean, Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Councils and developed and produced by Etude, the Passivhaus Trust, Levitt Bernstein and Elementa Consulting have produced a resource that contains the very latest design approach and good practice within the field of Net Zero buildings.

This Toolkit is the output of funding from the Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Advisers Programme which is designed to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities.

How to adapt and use this toolkit

The terms of the Creative Commons Licence (BY-NC-SA 4.0) allow you to copy and redistribute this material in any medium or format, and adapt and build on the work under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and identify any changes you have made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • Non-commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Share alike — If you change the material in any way, you must distribute your contributions under the same licence as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits

For local authorities:

In line with the intention of the LGA Housing Advisers Programme grant, please feel free to adapt this toolkit in any way you wish, to make it specific to your Authority, geography or other circumstances. Please make sure you prominently acknowledge the toolkit authors in any amended version of the toolkit that you issue, in line with the requirements of the Creative Commons Licence.

For commercial organisations:

The Creative Commons Licence (BY-NC-SA 4.0) allows you to adapt and distribute this material but you may not do so for commercial gain.

Page updated: 22/11/2023

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