Low Carbon Trust

Low carbon glass bottle wall at Earthship Brighton
Low carbon conservatory at Earthship Brighton
Visiting school children at the low carbon Earthship Brighton
Low carbon centre Earthship Brighton

About Low Carbon Trust

Welcome to the Low Carbon Trust and the home of Earthship Brighton.

We are a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2001 to set up, manage and promote environmental projects.

You can get updates on Earthship Brighton and our projects by subscribing to our newsletter 'Low Carbon News'.

Please support our work by donating below (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Low Carbon Trust & Earthship Brighton

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 show how a low energy and low waste future could look.  All of our green building training and Eco Education Days for local schools are based at the earthship.

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.  We offer regular and private tours of Earthship Brighton.

Low Carbon Trust objectives & aims

Our objective is tackling climate change through highlighting the connection between buildings, behaviour, energy use and carbon emissions.

Our aims are to:

  • Promote low carbon buildings, policies and livelihoods in the face of climate change
  • Promote and develop models of good practice of low carbon construction
  • Initiate and support the adoption in the UK and in Europe low carbon developments as affordable buildings

We do this by running innovative sustainable construction projects, research projects, green building courses and Eco Education Days for schools.  We offer a range of low carbon consultancy services including Passivhaus design.  We also run awareness raising events and conferences such as Eco Open Houses.

We are 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 the Low Carbon Trust and our ongoing work in tackling climate change and realising a low energy future: