Eco-friendly brand drives eco-friendly factory

Neal's Yard Remedies extends and refurbishes

When Neal’s Yard Remedies decided it needed to extend and refurbish its existing factory HQ in Dorset, it was down to award-winning architects Boon Brown to ensure the company’s green ethics were woven throughout the project. From a three-storey-high ‘living’ wall to unique honeycomb-inspired office buildings, the extensions demonstrate the

First certified commercial passivhaus in Scotland

First certified commercial passivhaus in Scotland

BMJ Architect’s £2m Rocking Horse Nursery at Aberdeen University recently achieved Passivhaus accreditation, making it not only, the first commercial Passivhaus project in Scotland but also the first nursery in the UK to be accredited.   Sonia Scott, Director at BMJ said, “Sustainability is always an important element of

Domestic sewage systems – an ecological perspective

Wetland reedbeds for ecological sewage treatment

2015 saw changes in the guidance for discharges from septic tanks and other domestic sewage treatment systems in England. At first glance the new rules route homeowners directly into conventional solutions and don't take account of more eco-friendly options. Reed bed designer and environmental consultant Féidhlim Harty takes a closer