We are commited to reducing the impact of our business practices on our environment.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Dr. Jane Goodall
We strive to balance the creative requirements of our projects with our desire to minimise their environmental impact, whilst fulfilling the need for finishes and furnishings we specify to be fit for purpose.
We actively seek to source from responsible companies who take their sustainability responsibilities seriously and clearly demonstrate how they both comply with current environmental legislation and that they are continually striving to minimise their company’s and products’ negative impacts on our environment.
We try to stay abreast of the latest technological advance in materials which improves the sustainability of each product. We are continually researching and seek to specify from companies using environmentally conscious innovations.
We can provide environmentally accredited options for your project’s interior to minimise its impact on the environment and to meet any specific requirements you may have.
Below are examples of what we do as standard on all our projects:
The safety floors we specify, as well as being very robust, slip resistant and easy to clean, are all A+ BRE rated, recyclable and emit low VOC emissions.
Many are also partly made from recycled materials and benefit from new adhesive free technology options.
Where robust, fabric backed wallcoverings are necessary, we strive to specify BREEAM rated products to provide more sustainable environments which help to protect natural resources and enhance the well-being of the people that live and work in our homes.
Wallpapers are specified from suppliers who only use raw material paper from FSC sustainable sources.
We only specify quality, water based, low VOC paints. These are highly durable and washable to ensure minimum maintenance and reducing the need for repainting.
Where possible we will specify EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certificated products which assess the full life cycle of the product.
We make sure our carpet specifications are very robust and easy to clean to meet the needs of care environments and minimise maintenance and replacement. The impervious carpets we specify have a minimum BRE (Building Research Establishment) A rating and non-impervious carpets are either recycled or recyclable and often both.
We specify inherently Fire-retardant fabrics as a standard, thereby removing the need for harmful chemical treatments to meet contract Fire Regulations.
Where appropriate we will specify fabrics manufactured using new technologies such as being made from recycled plastics, whilst not compromising on quality or performance.
We specify contract quality fabrics with the robustness required to stand up to the extreme rigours of care environments, ensuring minimal chemical cleaning or replacement.
Many are OEKO-TEX certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use, and often fully recyclable, and in some cases biodegradable.
As a business, Bright Bay Design is committed to minimising the impact of its day to day activities on the environment.
Our premises are heated by an Air Source Heat Pump and all lighting is low energy.
We are, where practicable, a paperless office and all waste and materials are recycled where possible and packaging materials used are either recycled or recyclable.
We are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy we use by increasing efficiency and reducing unnecessary wastage and regularly review the way we operate to maximise the opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint.
We strive to be Carbon Neutral and have used Carbon Offsetting since 2014 to compensate for our emissions, based on a calculation of our yearly Carbon Footprint. This is carried out through a Verified Carbon Reduction (VCR) project to plant broad-leaved trees in England, thereby offsetting carbon dioxide emissions, helping to prevent climate change and creating space for wildlife.
Please feel free to ask for a copy of our Environmental Policy Statement or a copy of our Carbon Offsetting Certificate.
Ask us about how you can reduce your project’s impact on our planet.
If you’d like to know more about how you can make your project more environmentally friendly and to minimise it’s negative impact on the lives of future generations, we’d love to hear from you.