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The Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of more than 80 members, mainly local and regional authorities as well as national networks of local authorities representing around 750 municipalities. ACR+ also welcomes as partner members other key players in the sustainable resource-product-waste management such as NGOs, academic institutions or private organisations. ACR+ members share the common aim to promote sustainable consumption of resources and management of waste through prevention at source, reuse and recycling.


EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 120 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES provides a platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experiences, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions, through a wide range of Forums, Working Groups, Projects, activities and events.

European Renewable Energy Council

Links to the technology specific European renewable energy industry associations (wind, solar, etc.) and related sites as well as information, images, and so on.

Friends of Europe

Friends of Europe (FoE) is a prominent Brussels-based think-tank for EU policy analysis and debate that is independent of the EU institutions and without national or political bias. Friends of Europe’s goal since 1999 has been to stimulate new thinking on the future of Europe and widen the EU debate by making it more controversial and lively, by covering a large spectrum of issues, by promoting the use of media technologies and by encouraging media involvement.


ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More than 475 cities, towns, counties, and their associations worldwide comprise ICLEI’s growing membership. ICLEI works with these and hundreds of other local governments through international performance-based, results-oriented campaigns and programs.

iiSBE, International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment

Energy and Environmental Issues in the Building Sector, to advance the energy and environmental performance of buildings.

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

Open University Sustainable Energy Web Links Site

This site has extensive lists of links to sites that cover a wide range of energy related subjects. There is a clear UK focus but also many international sources.

The Sustainable Building Association

The objective and aims of the AECB is to facilitate environmentally responsible practices within building. Specifically the AECB aims to promote the use of products and materials which are safe, healthy and sustainable encourage members projects that respect, protect and enhance the environment, make available comprehensive information and guidance about products, methods and projects and support the interests and endeavours of members in achieving these aims.



To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

WBDG, Whole Building Design

The goal of ’Whole Building’ Design is to create a successful high-performance building. To achieve that goal, we must apply the integrated design approach and the integrated team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

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