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As a result of the Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen in 2009, everyone has become aware of the importance of reducing their carbon footprint. We will therefore strive to:
- suggest sustainable or reclaimed hard landscaping materials when suitable
- use permeable paving in conjunction with sustainable urban drainage systems where possible
- recommend timber from PEFC or FSC certified forests
- avoid specifying products involving child labour
- try to source locally grown plants so as to reduce the impact on the ozone layer caused by transport
- recommend using locally produced organic compost instead of peat when planting
Planting schemes can be designed to be tolerant of dry conditions, and green roofs are not only attractive but also beneficial for birds and insects.
Rain water harvesting and the
recycling of grey water is
relatively simple to
instal if there is
space available,
and low carbon
lighting is now
available with
energy saving
controls.
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