Greenhouse – Environmental Features

The Greenhouse Environmental Features




1. Photovoltaic panels installed above the courtyard garden, on steels from former print workshop
2. Organic herb and salad plants in courtyard garden, part of café serving organic, Fairtrade and local produce
3. 3 Rainwater butts for rainwater storage. For use in public toilets and watering plants
4. Rainwater pump
5. 1 tonne – rainwater storage tank supplying 3 public toilets/2 hand-basins
6. Solar hot water shower
7. Dual/low flush public toilets (including wheelchair accessible toilet)
8. Carbon blown glass insulation board under floor tiles


Floor and wall insulation
9. Recycled paper – 100mm (suspended under the floor)
10. Carbon blown glass board as insulating skin to (new build) extension wall
11. Reclaimed timber for flooring
12. Re-use of bricks from site for extension
13. Quadruple glazing in new (Forest Stewardship Certificated – FSC) timber frames
14. Reuse of doors from building in servery. Cherry tree timber (from old printing press) used for decorative design purposes


15. Re use of timber (from former printer hoist) as cladding to 100mm cork insulated entrance lobby
16. Cork – 50mm under concrete floor
17. Re-use of existing pamnents to create slope for wheelchair access
18. Marmoleum (Linseed- non-petroleum) floor covering
19. Reused and FSC pine for shelving in shop, store and pantry


20. Gas condensing boiler for heating hot water
21. Gas oven with ventilation through central chimney stack
22. Solar hot water supply – direct to glass washer (to save electricity)
23. CFC free refrigeration. (A) rated appliances
24. Recycling bins for – glass, plastic, paper, cans, etc.


Floor and wall insulation
25. Cork – 50mm – 100mm (South facing walls)
26. Cork – 200mm- 250mm (North facing walls)
27. Recycled paper – 100mm (under floor – sound and heat)
28. Re-use of industrial radiators, fitted with individual thermostats
29. Wooden shutters – to non-opening window – lined with recycled paper insulation board
30. Doors upgraded for wheelchair access and fireproofed
31. Wheelchair lift
32. Hearing loop
33. Rainwater filter


34. Photovolatic (electricity generating) panels
35. Solar (hot water) evacuated tubes
36. Roof lights to increase light and ventilation
37. 1 litre low flush toilet
38. Small bath (also or pre- washing, shared washing machine)


39. Wool – 100mm
40. Cork – 100mm – 250mm
41. Recycled paper – 200mm
42. Re-used rubber for sound insulation
43. Double glazing in new timber frames, behind original single glazing = triple glazing
44. Re-used doors and timber panelling from existing building
45. Cross-hatched joist, using re-used timber – to increase depth of insulation (270mm)


46. New flooring (Alder) from Norfolk Broads
47. Low energy lighting
48. Re-used fabric for heavy -insulating curtains
49. Cast iron and clay drainage
50. Non PVC pipe work
51. Limited use of PVC in fire alarm system/wiring
52. Blinds to control temperature/sunlight
53. Chimneys sealed, fireplaces restored (decorative only) chimneys sealed
54. Organic plant solvent paints and varnishes, waxed floors
55. Chairs and tables made from local tree species
56. Second-hand and repaired furniture (skips and junk shops)
57. Carpets – hessian backed, felt and paper underlay

Local timber for public staircase – Ash, Oak, Beech and Chestnut. North American plantation pine used for treads and newel