Environmentalist is appointed director of sustainability and wellbeing at design practice in Fernwood
A chartered environmentalist with more than a decade of consultancy experience, was appointed as associate director of sustainability and wellbeing at multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering practice, BE Design at Fernwood.
Having grown up on an almost autonomous farm in rural Lincolnshire, Charlotte Booth, had a keen interest in protecting the environment from a very young age.
She has since led on energy and sustainability strategies for some of the UK’s largest urban regeneration projects.
“From a young age, I recognised the importance of living sustainably,” said Charlotte.
“On my family’s 250-hectare arable farm, we grew the energy crop miscanthus, ran our vehicles on biofuel, designed wetlands and wildflower meadows to encourage biodiversity and heated the farmhouse via a ground source heat pump, solar thermal and PV panels.
“You could say that a passion for sustainability and wellbeing is in my blood.”
Charlotte’s role will significantly strengthen the Newark-based practice’s offer relating to sustainable and wellbeing and bring an elevated service to its national and international clients.
Director Anna Tsartsari, said: “Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word – it’s a practice, an ethos, a commitment to the future of our planet. Designing sustainably for the future has been at the core of our business’ approach to design from day one.
"At BE Design, we very much subscribe to the idea of sustainable placemaking, creating spaces that people want to live and work in.
“Charlotte will hugely benefit our clients, bringing an incredible amount of sector knowledge to their projects.
"She has already proven to be a fantastic addition to the team and we’re delighted to have her on board."
Find out more about BE Design at www.bedesign.co.uk or join the conversation on Twitter @B_E_Design #BESustainablePlacemaking.