We don't just support others to try to live and work more sustainability: we do it ourselves.
Our head office was designed to have an airtight structure, high levels of insulation and low energy requirements. Photovoltaic panels generate electricity from the sun, windows are double glazed and filled with argon to improve heat retention, and a heat exchanger and high-efficiency condensing boiler maintain a comfortable temperature.
Wherever possible, materials used in the building are from renewable sources, recycled or low toxicity. Our sedum nature roof provides a habitat for birds and insects, and a rain water harvesting system supplies the water for our toilets and to water the roof.
The gardens around the building have been designed to minimise environmental impact, increase biological diversity and remain low maintenance. You can find out more about the garden design and the plants we used in our landscaping design documents.
Every year we conduct an environmental audit and review our environmental policy. Our team regularly undergoes environmental training and we seek to reduce energy consumption, water usage and waste generation in our day-to-day running. We use exclusively green electricity and have offset the carbon emissions our operations have generated since 1981.