Case Studies

Field Green Design is a Sustainable Building Consultancy, specialising in the coordination | design | technology of residential developments (single & multi-family) to the Passive House standard, using Building Biology principles. Inspired by Scandinavian Architecture (simplistic, minimalistic, functional), we implement a personalised approach tailored to individual / project needs, offering a holistic approach throughout all the stages. Examples of some of our projects include:

Extensions & Adaptations

Residential Refurbishment

Internal Layout & Technical Design


We upgraded an old farmhouse which had no insulation, and stripped of all heating systems. We redesigned the internal layout, and upgraded all insulation & heating systems to reduce demand on non-renewable energy sources. Some key facts about the project:

  • Insulated around thermal envelope to limit thermal bridging
  • Utilised thermal mass by exposing existing dense materials
  • Incorporated a log burning stove for cooking & heating
  • Conserved & reused existing materials where possible
  • Used natural products (where possible) in new construction
New Building & Self Build

Single-family Dwelling

Building Design & Project Coordination


We designed a new home, for a young family who were environmental conscious. The house was designed incorporate Passive strategies, and utilised many features of Building Biology. Some key facts about the project:

  • Airtight & highly insulated envelope to provide thermal comfort
  • Triple glazed windows, with high solar gain and low heat transference
  • Limited use of PVC / harmful products where possible
  • Electrical wringing designed to reduce electromagnetic fields
  • Non-toxic, natural and organic materials used throughout
Cohousing & Ecovillages

Housing Development

Feasibility Study & Concept Design


We lead the development of an ecovillage, looking into initial site location and possible design options. The aim was to design conventional homes, which eliminated effects on occupant health and reduced the footprint on the planet. Some key facts about the project:

  • Aim was to reuse / reduce materials where possible
  • The site was designed around passive solar heat and light gain
  • Incorporated low / non-VOC finishes & furnishings
  • Included areas for permaculture, including edible forest garden
  • Had public open spaces with wildlife pond and animal habitats