As energy prices soar and climate change causes us to consider our impact on the environment more often than ever, I aim to not only advise clients on how they can utilise a green approach to design their property, but also to make my own contribution by making the business as helpful to the environment as possible. For example I work from a home based office which allows me to keep car travel to a minimum and means that I only have to heat one building. We have a large solar array here to help power our electric car and many moons ago I focussed my university dissertation on Ground Source Heat Pumps. A heat pump is on our wish list at some point for our own house!
If you wish to look into the green options available for a project at the conception stage I can discuss this with you to see which route is best. Please refer to my frequently asked questions section for further information.
As well as providing advice on green issues to Clients, I am also very keen to support the environment and to follow an ethical policy. I am a sponsor, both personally and professionally, of “WaterAid” and “Friends of the Earth”. I only buy recycled paper and envelopes, for where email correspondence is not suitable. All banking is through “The Co-operative” to ensure that the financial elements are also covered by a strict set of principles. Finally, “Ecotricity” supplies the electricity so that any profits made on selling the electricity goes back into funding wind generated electricity across the UK.
In my personal life I am actively involved with WaterAid. I give voluntary talks to local groups and schools on behalf of WaterAid, so if you’re thinking of rainwater harvesting, then I’ll be more than keen to look at the options with you!
I have a love of cars and mine date back to 1937, although the main (and youngest) car that I drive quite far removed, being 100% electric.
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