sustainability and us

Our approach is to bring sustainability into all aspects of our work -from being a Green Office to carrying out Green Projects. 

Green Office

Key aspects of being a green business include: 

  • Electricity supplied by Ecotricity.
  • Actively recycling wherever possible.
  • Supporting the local economy by buying local -we are members of Bristol Pound.
  • Unless cars are needed for site visits, we all get to work through pedal power.
  • We are active members of the Backfields Lane GreenStreet initiative.
  • Our office is naturally ventilated -we open windows!
 Backfields Lane GreenStreet

Backfields Lane GreenStreet

Green projects

All our projects are tested against key criteria and we seek to find opportunities in:

  • use of energy
  • energy generation
  • recycled materials and recyclabilty
  • saving water
  • transport
  • reduction of site waste

Projects with green credentials include:

  • Eco demonstration and training hub for Solarsense -this will be a demonstrator project for renewable technologies.
  • Affordable housing at Battens Lane and  Cumnor being constructed to Passivhaus level of insulation and airtightness.
  • Sustainable retrofit -'light touch' retrofit projects such as for Emmaus, where sustainability is inherent in the re-use of existing resources.

here are a few more of our sustainable design projects