Energy is provided by various measures including a boiler which uses recycled wood chips to provide hot water and space heating, and 8 roof-mounted wind turbines. Recycling and composting are encouraged through the provision of onsite separation and composting facilities.
Water consumption is reduced through efficient fittings and appliances. Rainwater is harvested and used for irrigation and for WCs in the community facility. Materials used are high performance and includes natural clay blocks, wood fibre insulation and concrete made with recycled materials.