Brightblue Studio recognises our responsibility to influence sustainability, not only through controlling the environmental impact of our buildings but also in the way we run our studio.
As well as striving for Passivhaus standard and recycling construction materials in all our current work, we actively seek projects that will benefit local communities, and the environments in which they live. Recent examples include a Permaculture landscape design and One Tree project on the site of Newcastle Central Mosque, involvement in Newcastle University's Vertical Gardens scheme and our work with a local councillor and residents to design a community garden.
As a practice we recycle everything from notepaper to electrical equipment, use 100% green electricity (certified) and more than half of our staff cycle to work. We are experimenting with growing vegetables and plants for improved indoor air quality and food. We aim to make our new building (currently in planning), the most sustainable, and cheapest to run for its size, in the North East.