Case Studies

Field Green Design aims to not only limit household emissions and to reduce construction waste, but to also enhance building occupant health & well-being; specifically creating homes that meet the occupants needs, whilst also reducing the operational costs of running a home and limiting the negative effects buildings can have on our planet.  Inspired by Scandinavian Architecture (Simplistic | Minimalistic | Functional), we specialise in the Technology, Design & Coordination of residential developments (Alterations | Extensions | New Build | Cohousing | Ecovillages); implementing a personalised approach tailored to individual / project needs, offering a holistic approach throughout the design stages.  Examples of some of our projects are:

Extensions & Adaptations

Residential Refurbishment

Internal Layout & Technical Design

 

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:

 

  • Insulation 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
  • Natural products used (where possible) in new construction
New Building & Self Build

Single-family Dwelling

Building Design & Project Coordination

 

We designed a ‘Single-family Dwelling’, for a young family who were environmental conscious.  House was designed using Passive strategies, and incorporated 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

 

Worked on a 9-house ‘Ecovillage’, looking into initial site location and possible design options.   The aim was to design conventional homes, which eliminated negative 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
  • Incorporated areas for permaculture, including edible forest garden
  • Had public open spaces with wildlife pond and animal habitats