A few words about greenwash

Let’s be vigilant – often the same old products that we have become used to are nowadays just re-branded and re-packaged in a new suit of clothes. For example, should electric resistance heating (it has been around for 50 years at least) really be promoted as ‘clean green energy’

The renovation of Hay Tor

The renovation of Hay Tor

We’re all becoming increasingly aware of the need to be kinder to the environment and the benefits, both financial and otherwise, small changes in lifestyle can reap. But one man has taken this to the extreme by making it his life’s work to transform people’s homes in an eco-friendly and

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

Protected species and your development?

Hibernating Doormouse

Why, how, and when to make that survey In the UK a number of wildlife species are protected by legislation which makes it illegal to kill, injure, capture or disturb them and their habitat. For property developers and their contractors, ecological appraisals and protected species surveys are a requirement of the