At Earthwise Construction we are truly passionate about sustainable building and the environment. We believe that ecological awareness should be central to all construction projects, from design through to completion, with any costs for energy efficiency or renewable energy systems recovered through reduced bills.
With over 15 years’ experience, we have a long track record of successfully delivering sustainable eco home and commercial building projects. We incorporate our green ethos into all areas of our business.
How our green building company started
Earthwise Construction was formed in 2004 and is run by Ben East, a long-standing environmentalist, Project Manager and qualified Carpenter. Ben holds a MSc Architecture: Advanced Energy & Environment Studies (Distinction) from the Centre for Alternative Technology, is a certified Passive House Tradesperson and a Futureproof Associate Builder trainer.
Ben’s interest in Green building began in Brighton, where he was involved in the pioneering Earthship Brighton project. The first Earthship to be built in the UK, this off-grid building heats, cools and powers itself from the sun, harvests its water from the sky and treats its wastewater onsite using plants. The project, delivered by the Low Carbon Trust, involved the design and construction of the building to demonstrate how a low carbon and low waste future could look. As the Earthship Brighton project came to a close, Ben decided to create a green building company that focused entirely on ecologically based building projects.
Towards a greener future
Since relocating to Bristol in 2013, Earthwise Construction has carried out a wide range of fantastic renovations, conversions, extensions, new build developments and MVHR installations for a wide range of clients.
We’re proud members of the Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB), the Green Register, and the Passivhaus Trust. We are certified by the PassivHaus Institute and members of our team are Futureproof Associate Builder Trainers, training other builders in sustainable methods.