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Practice Guidance: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in Buildings

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Examples of how people have reduced the carbon footprint of buildings by using renewable and low carbon technologies.
Leaflets for householders, communities and businesses on planning issues when considering installing small and local scale renewable energy technologies.
We want to reduce CO2 emissions in Wales. We are looking to produce more of our energy from renewable and low carbon energy sources.
This Guidance is to help local planning authorities in deciding on applications for renewable and low carbon energy developments.
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This technical guidance can help identify how you can reduce the carbon footprint of a new building, extension or refurbishment by making the most of renewable and low carbon technologies in the design process.

This guidance is aimed at:

  • Architects;
  • Planners;
  • Developers; and
  • Others.

The practice guidance is supported by case studies that have incorporated renewable or low carbon energy technologies into their projects. These can be seen under related links.

This guide complements our leaflets for householders, businesses and communities on ‘Generating Your Own Energy’.