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Welcome to the Low Carbon Trust Training and Continual Professional Development (CPD) Moodle website.

Below are our courses and CPD lectures.  Some are free and others are paid for courses.

We also run sustainable building courses at Earthship Brighton on a wide range of natural building techniques, including strawbale, hemp lime, rammed earth, cob and earthships.  We also have a range of events on low carbon building.

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We hope to enjoy the courses.

    Available courses

    This course is for anyone thinking about building their own eco home and anyone interested in learning about Earthships in Europe.

    The blended course format includes virtual online classes and study in your own time.

    This course is a paid for course.  To read about the course and book a place click here.

    The course is run in partnership between Low Carbon Trust and Brighton Permaculture Trust.

    Whether you are a home owner or tenant wanting to find out what you can do in your home to save money and feel healthier and warmer, a builder looking for better ways to build for your clients or just simply curious, come and be inspired by visiting an eco-home near you!

    Some Eco Open Houses are old houses that have been retrofitted and improved, some have just been built.  What they feature in common is being cheaper to run and requiring less mains energy to keep them warm.

    It doesn't necessarily take expensive renovation to cut bills: behaviour changes and small alterations can make a big difference. Discover practical steps to reduce energy use, water use and carbon emissions in our own homes from the experiences of Eco Open Householders.

    You may be interested in finding out more about what you could do to your house. Have a look at the Eco Open Houses Retrofit Course and some of the webinars.

    Eco Open Houses Online is a free event.  To access the event just please set up a user and self-enrol.

    Eco Open Houses Online is run partnership between Low Carbon Trust, Brighton Permaculture Trust and Hanover Action.

    Eco Open Houses Online this year has been funded by Brighton & Hove City Council Communities Fund’s Carbon Reduction Fund:

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    Welcome to the 'Eco Open Houses Online retrofit course'.

    This free short course is about energy use in the home and the aim is to help you deepen your knowledge of retrofit and consider the options for improving your home.

    The Eco Open Houses Online retrofit course is a free course.  To access the course just please set up a user and self-enrol.

    Eco Open Houses Online is run partnership between Low Carbon Trust, Brighton Permaculture Trust and Hanover Action.

    Eco Open Houses Online this year has been funded by Brighton & Hove City Council Communities Fund’s Carbon Reduction Fund:

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    Welcome to the 'Self-building an Earthship in Europe virtual course' run in partnership between Brighton Permaculture Trust and Low Carbon Trust.

    This course is for anyone thinking about building their own eco home and anyone interested in learning about Earthships in Europe.

    The blended course format will include virtual online classes and study in your own time.

    Welcome to 'Energy Day' of Brighton Permaculture Trust's Permaculture Design Course.

    This short course is about energy use in the home.  

    The format will includes a virtual online class on Saturday 8th May from 1300 to 1700 and self-study in your own time.

    Welcome to the 'Self-building an Earthship in Europe virtual course' run in partnership between Brighton Permaculture Trust and Low Carbon Trust.

    This course is for anyone thinking about building their own eco home and anyone interested in learning about Earthships in Europe.

    The blended course format will include virtual online classes and study in your own time.