Low Carbon Trust

Low Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 2001 to set up, manage and promote environmental projects.

Our main objective is tackling climate change through highlighting the connection between buildings, energy use and carbon emissions. We do this by running innovative low-carbon construction projects, research projects, green building courses, Eco Education Days for schools and offering a range of consultancy services including Passivhaus design & Commerical Energy Assessments.  We also run events and conferences such as Eco Open Houses.

One of our first projects was building Earthship Brighton. Despite the name, the aim of this project was not to build a 'ship' in the conventional sense, but to construct a building that would be used to demonstrate how a low carbon and low waste future could look.

Earthship Brighton is an environmental education centre and after winning numerous awards is being showcased as one of the most progressive eco-buildings in Europe.  Our book Earthships in Europe covers the project in detail.  Also, click here for an interactive demonstration of the structure and function of Earthship Brighton.

Low Carbon Trust is proud to be members of the AECB, Earth Building UK, the Passivhaus Trust, the Federation of Open Home Networks and the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance.

Please support our ongoing work in tackling climate change and realising a low carbon future: