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Renewable energy for heating
Air source heat pumps
Anaerobic digesters
Biomass boilers
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Solar thermal
Wood burning stoves
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Renewable energy for power
Anaerobic digesters
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Hydro power
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Low-energy builds & energy efficiency
Design & construction
Draughtproofing
Energy auditing
Insulation
Lighting (energy efficient)
Mechanical ventilation & heat recovery
Rainwater harvesting
Sewerage (offgrid & eco toilets & drainage)
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Electric vehicles
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Sustainable lifestyle
Eden Environment Ltd
28 Thornton Road , Carlisle

We are a landscape design and environmental impact assessment (EIA) consultancy. We can help with all forms of development from gardens to major roads and quarries, but recently most of our work has been connected with the design and environmental assessment of small hydro (run-of-river and Archimedes screw) and wind energy. We work with developers, landowners, installers and planning authorities. We work across the whole of the UK.

We are based in Carlisle.

Solway Renewables
Tamarisk, Bowness on Solway, Wigton CA7 5BH

We install charging points for electric vehicles, along with domestic electrical work. We also replace and repair solar inverters in North Cumbria. So if you have an issue with an inverter and your installer has gone bust (as many unfortunately have) give us a ring. We'll help if we can.

We’ve been installing car charging points in Cumbria since 2014 and we’ve installed over 400 so we have lots of experience – and we’re local with a great reputation for customer care. We are registered with NICEIC.

Ellergreen Hydro Ltd
Ellergreen Estate , Kendal LA9 5SD

We are a hydro developer and service provider. Delivery: We offer everything you need to get a hydro project off the ground, including feasibility, design & consenting, construction, project management. Development: We construct and operate our own schemes and community-owned schemes, primarily in the Lake District and Wales. Heat pumps: Heat pumps are a great compliment to a hydro scheme or for use in their own right using electricity from the grid network. We design and install heat pump installations with a particular focus on commercial-scale water-source heat pump projects.

Ellergreen began to explore UK hydro potential in 2006. Development of a number of schemes began in 2007 and in 2008 we decided to form a new business – Ellergreen Hydro Ltd – with additional partners and shareholders. Though we’re a relatively new company, our roots are ancient. Our forefathers installed one of the world’s first turbines in 1855. And we like to think that it inspired our partners Gilkes (only two miles down the road) to build their first turbine only a year later, in 1856. It was an auspicious moment – they’ve been hydro industry world leaders ever since.

Insumate Ltd
20 Rimmington Way , Penrith CA11 8TG

We supply an innovative system for supporting insulation between suspended timber floors and within cellar ceilings. The Insumate recycled polypropylene support tray is simply stapled between joists. The system streamlines the installation of insulation, increasing the efficiency of your first fix. It also increases the performance of your insulation material by regulating the airflow and combating condensation build-up. It covers 70% of the underside of the insulation material.

The Insumate system was invented and patented by Penrith resident Raymond Robinson. Insumate is an innovative, development-driven company, leading the way in insulation installation technologies. Central to our philosophy is the belief that products should be client driven. We understand building processes and the needs of the industry. Therefore, we strive to develop products that simplify and improve construction practices, along with reducing the energy usage of buildings.

Chimney Sheep Ltd
25A Solway Trading Estate , Maryport CA15 8NF

Chimney Sheep is a draught excluder for chimneys, made from felted Herdwick wool. They stop warm air escaping up your chimney but are easy to remove when you want to light your fire. Chimney Sheep come in different sizes and shapes, to suit your fireplace. Benefits of a Chimney Sheep: Reduces energy bills & saves money Stops wildlife and debris falling in Prevents heat loss and stops cold draughts Stops wind noise down chimneys

The Chimney Sheep® is made from 100% Herdwick wool.

D&E Renewables
Aeration House, Romanway Ind Est, Bishop Auckland DL14 9AW

We supply and install biomass boilers. We specialise in Solarbayer VIGAS boilers (RHI accredited) and have many installations throughout Cumbria, Lancashire, the Borders & southern Scotland. We also offer third-party independent inspections of commercial RHI installations, as required for registration with OFGEM.

Skogs Logs
Maughanby Farm, Little Salkeld, Penrith CA10 1NP

Skogs Logs Ltd supplies seasoned hardwood and softwood firewood, perfect for open fires, log burners, boilers and chimineas. They also supply log stores, sawn beams, sawn lintels, bird boxes, bat boxes and owl boxes.

Skogs Logs was set up in 2008 to supply firewood around the local area. The business promotes the use of soft wood which, they say, is ideal for controlled environments, like log burners, and is a cheaper alternative. They are also keen to keep it local, cutting down on transport costs and making the business more environmentally friendly. At present they deliver to customers within a 25-mile radius.

Groundwater & Geothermal Services
Low Cross Buildings, 4 Low Cross Street, Carlisle CA8 1NP

PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY Whether you want go off-grid for your water, or have to due to your location, GSS can help both commercial and domestic clients to explore options and understand the implications of an independent water supply. We can project manage the implementation of your plans through to water coming from your taps. We also have specialist expertise in developing combined systems to provide water supply and geothermal heat supply from a single source borehole. WATER TREATMENT Water treatment is all about the removal of unwanted minerals and contaminants from your water supply and GGS understands how hugely important that can be for homes and in a commercial manufacturing and processing context. We are experienced installers of efficient and dependable water treatment equipment and we always ensure that our client's water supplies reach the necessary quality standards as defined by the Private Water Supplies Regulations. GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS GGS is experienced in low-enthalpy geothermal (groundwater-sourced) heat pump system design and implementation. We have the technical capabilities to assess the feasibility for heat extraction at your specific site and we’re committed to developing the most cost effective and efficient geothermal system for your situation. In conjunction with one of our heat pump partners, a system can be designed and installed and you can have confidence in our quality control continuity from start to finish.

Groundwater & Geothermal Services (GGS) Ltd is a family-run business established in Cumbria in 2007 by Jonathan Steven and his wife, Susie. Jonathan is a qualified hydrogeologist who has worked for 35 years in the UK water supply borehole and geothermal heat pump industry, so he has not only seen the changes in this sector but has been part of the technical drive and innovation that have made them happen.

Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd
Brook House Buildings, Hall Lane, Lancashire PR3 0XN

Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd are leaders in Installation of solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind turbines throughout the UK. With over 300 installations stretching from Wick in Scotland down to Molton in Devon, we go the extra mile to meet your renewable energy needs.

Founded in 2007 by Jon & Penny Kemp. Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd offer a number of services from initial consultation through to service and aftercare. They are able to support renewable energy projects whether a general enquiry, installation or for annual servicing and maintenance. MCS, ECA and Carbon Trust Certified

Approved Inspectors Ltd
G4 City Lab, 4-6 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PP

Approved Inspectors Ltd are qualified and experienced corporate-approved inspectors providing a private-sector building-control service to clients through out Cumbria and the North West region.

We work in partnership with you, to guide you through the Building Regulation Approval process to ensure a successful completion of your project. All our members of staff are qualified professionals with many years of Building Control experience both in the public and private sectors.

Union Technical
Unit 14, Block 8, Thornliebank Industrial Estate, Glasgow G46 8JH

Union Technical was established in 2011 with the aim of helping our customers save money and keep warm with energy efficiency services. Our head office is based in Glasgow and we work across the UK with a dedicated team of assessors and installers. We offer an extensive range of insulation, heating and renewable technology services and we have four work streams to our business. This includes Union Heating, Union Insulation, Union Building and Union Renewables. Our energy efficiency services are specially designed to reduce energy bills, protect the environment and provide the latest renewable energy technology.

Our service is completely hassle-free. After getting in touch with our team, we will take it from there with an end to end service including survey, design and aftercare. We have assisted thousands of landlords and tenants in heating and insulating their properties and pride ourselves on providing great service to all customers, including those who need extra help.

SRM Building Design Ltd
130 HIGHGATE, KENDAL, CUMBRIA LA9 4HE

SRM Buildings Design offer full architectural design & project management of domestic, commercial, retail, industrial, education, healthcare construction projects. Whether it's a kitchen extension, new build house (including Passivehaus), refurbishment or housing scheme, SRM are able to advise at any of the "Key Architectural Stages". Projects can be taken through from inception to completion of construction, including contract administration/ project management.

Other services include Planning Consultants,Builders/Contractors, Structural Engineers, Mechanical & Electrical Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, SAP & SBEM Calculations, & Environmental Consultants (Bat, Owl, & Protected species), Arboriculture Consultants, etc.

Four Seasons Fuel In West Sussex, UK
Four Seasons Fuel Ltd Four Seasons Farm, Coneyhurst, West Sussex RH14 9DG

Firewood logs suppliers provides fire logs, hardwood logs, kiln dried logs, kiln dried firewood, wood burning logs, seasoned logs, softwood logs, etc are of best quality and environment friendly.

A family run business in West Sussex Supplying to trade and public locally sourced logs (seasoned and kiln dried), coal, charcoal, briquettes, biochar, paraffin and bottled gas We also specialise in building charcoal retorts and provide wood processing machinery Free local delivery of most products with nationwide delivery of some others

North West Energy Consulting
Beck House, 19 Hatlex Drive, Lancaster

North West Energy Consulting run an independent advisory service on all forms of Renewable, and Low Carbon Energy Sources.

The technologies in which we have specialist knowledge include: Solar Water Heating Photovoltaic Panels, Mini Hydro Systems Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps Combined Heat and Power Systems Biomass Boilers.

Eco Arc Passive House Architects
Highfold, Green Quarter, Kentmere, Kendal LA8 9JP

Eco Arc is an award winning RIBA chartered ecological architects practice committed to the ethos of Passive House / Passivhaus architecture, eco house design and sustainable building design throughout the UK for over 30 years.

We design beautiful, healthy, green, sustainable and Passive House architecture built to the highest possible ecological low energy standards. Our architecture fits sensitively into its surroundings whilst fully responding to the needs and aspirations of our clients. As green architects, we offer a personal service for a diverse range of high quality new build, refurbishment and conservation projects in both the public and private sectors throughout England and Scotland.

A&M Energy Solutions
Environmental House, Sandwash Close, Merseyside WA11 8LY

We offer personable advice, comprehensive information on all our products and extremely efficient installation processes, helping to improve the comfort and economy of properties. Formed in 1973 as a family-run business, our continued understanding of our customer needs, combined with high levels of service and a cost-effective approach have been vital to the success achieved to date and therefore complementing our four plus decades of industry experience.

With over 200 employees across the UK, we work with homeowners, construction firms, local authorities, housing associations, registered social landlords and energy suppliers to make steps to make homes and properties more energy efficient.

njo technology Ltd
1-4 Fell View Trading Park, Shap Road, Cumbria

Incorporated in 1994, njo are specialist designers and manufacturers of LED products and LED lighting systems. We are based in Kendal, Cumbria. njo Technology Ltd, the creative LED company, specialists in the design & manufacture of safe, low voltage, energy-efficient, long life, LED lighting. We offer a full range of lighting solutions available in an extensive variety of styles, sizes & colours.

Our products include recessed luminaires, downlights, spot/floodlights & linear wall-washing systems – all with single colour, multi-colour or colour changing options.

Vacutherm Ltd
Brayton Domain, Aspatria, Wigton CA7 2BD

Vacutherm supply VACUPOR Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP's). VIP's are the most efficient insulation material, compared to thickness, of all materials on the market. VACUPOR is typically 8-10 times thinner than mineral wools for equivalent insulation value. VACUPOR works exceptionally well on floor, terrace, balcony and flat roof applications where the thickness of 'traditional' insulation materials makes it very hard to incorporate these.

The company has been selling VACUPOR into the UK market for approx. 10 years. We can help with integration of VACUPOR, and provide layout drawings where needed. We have a wealth of experience that can be applied to you project.

Green Man Enterprises
Brunton Banktop, Wall NE46 4EX

We run two day Introduction to Permaculture courses at various sites (or yours) and also are offering a 12 day Permaculture Design Course. Using ethics and principles of Permaculture allows us to design our lives and our land in tune with the way nature works. The design processes allow us to create more resilient lifestyles for ourselves and our communities. Permaculture has been described as "revolution disguised as organic gardening" - but it is so much more than just looking at our gardening practices

Mark Shipperlee is an educator member of the UK Permaculture Association, and is taught on permaculture courses for the last five years in North England, Scotland, Orkney and Romania. He works with other colleagues to deliver a variety of courses, and also runs his own smallholding literally on Hadrian's Wall, manages a couple woodlands and is a director of two Community Interest companies, one base don tree planting and woodland management, and the second one based on establishing and managing orchards

Roland Hill Ltd
Brayton Domain, Aspatria, Wigton CA7 2BD

We supply and fit a wide range of renewable heat and power systems, including heat pumps, solar PV & thermal, battery storage, biomass, wood stoves and district heating schemes. We also offer a range of sustainable building products and services - from insulation and lighting to electric vehicle charge points.

Established nearly 70 years ago, Roland Hill Ltd is still a family-run business, with a heart for Cumbria and for helping make the built environment in Cumbria more sustainable. The company started with environmentally friendly products, techniques and processes nearly 20 years ago. Since then, Roland Hill has built passive houses, is an MCS-accredited renewable installer, and have developed their own design on low-energy volumetric off-site buildings. Roland Hill, winners of the Cumbria Family Business of the Year 2018, is a building company with environmental credentials. We have been involved with several prestigious low-energy and low-impact building and renovations. We are accredited to install many types of renewable energy products and have vast experience of reducing the impact of existing buildings. With a passion for quality, the company employs every building trade, which means that virtually no sub-contractors are used to complete projects, which is done to an exceptional standard. We have won several LABC Built In Quality Awards and have been regional finalists for at least the last seven years running.

Westmorland Woodfuel
Sleastonhow, Kirkby Thore, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1XL

Locally sourced and air dried firewood, boiler logs and woodchip all air dried to under 20% moisture. We also distribute Cactus tree guards for protecting trees in grazed situations.

Our family has farmed in the Eden Valley since 1951. We have diversified the business to sell wood fuel products in 2012. We are passionate about reducing our carbon footprint. Most of our power is from wood or solar PV. We are just starting on the journey of practicing regenerative agricultural techniques with a focus on soil health and carbon capture.

Greenfields Heat and power Ltd
unit 9, Newtongate , penrith, Cumbria CA110AB

Renewable heating and small scale generation and storage, as well as plumbing, heating and electrical works.

As the current NW heating installer of the year, you can be assured we pride ourselves on providing a 1st class service from initial contact through install to maintenance and servicing, we aim to provide a competitive installation, using the best products and installation techniques, to offer you the available solution back up by a long guarantee.

Arragons Cycle Centre
2 brunswick road ca11 7lu

We are a specialist store offering cycle service, sales & hire including eBike sales, hire & guiding, service & repair as well as Pro Bike Fit.

Now in our third generation of family ownership, our independent cycle store is home to Shimano Service Centre where we are also diagnostic specialists in Bosch, Shimano Steps, Brompton and Fazua systems to name a few.

Green Footsteps Cumbria
Swinkle House, Longsleddale, Kendal LA8 9BD

Independent energy consultant working with architects and directly with clients. Air tightness testing of new and existing buildings. Thermal imaging of buildings. Energy loss calculations. Passivhaus calculations

Diane Hubbard - Energy Consultant with in excess of 10 years advising building professionals and domestic and non-domestic clients on new and existing buildings. Advising on the design and certification process together with investigations where building performance is not as predicted. Areas of expertise: Energy use, energy modelling, thermal performance, airtightness, ventilation, moisture and indoor air quality, infrared thermography. Relevant qualifications: BSc Hons – Mechanical Engineering, MSc Architecture, CEPH Passivhaus Consultant, CEPH Passivhaus Tradesperson, Level 2 Thermographer, Air tightness testing iATS competent person scheme member, NICEIC Domestic Ventilation.

Another Weigh
6 Angle Lane, Penrith CA11 7BP

We help shoppers eliminate single-use plastic and unnecessary packaging by selling dried food, oil, vinegar and cleaning products from bulk containers directly into customers' own containers. Customers can buy as much or as little as they want. We also sell non-plastic alternatives for many household products and toileries. We act as a terracycle collection point for crisp packets, biscuit wrappers, babyfood pouches and pens.

Another Weigh is a zero-waste shop dedicated to reducing packaging waste. We operate on a not-for-profit basis, with our profits going to Another Way, a charity which campaigns and educates on environmental matters. Shop Manager, Zoe Hedges, has been awarded the Unsung Hero Award in the Penrith Stars of Business Awards 2019

2030 architects ltd
13b Angel Lane, Penrith CA11 7BP

We are architects providing friendly specialist advice based on extensive experience of sustainable design and construction. We can provide the full range of architectural services from inception to completion. We offer FREE guides from our website on sustainable design, eco renovation, and preparing for a design project. Initial low-cost consultancy meetings to help clients develop a realistic strategic brief. Feasibility studies. Fully interactive 3D CAD design service integrated with energy modelling. PassivHaus and Living Building Challenge design services. Concept and detailed design. Planning services. Tender negotiation and contract administration through to completion.

2030 architects was formed in 2009 to offer specialist sustainable design services. We are committed to making all buildings sustainable and as such offer two levels of service: our standard, aimed at improving existing buildings and adapting them in a sustainable way, and our 2030+ service, which aligns with the accredited Living Building Challenge standard of regenerative architecture and design. This makes buildings and places that are a positive benefit to our planet and ourselves.