One Brighton flats

5One Brighton, Stroudley Rd
Brighton BN1 4GH (marketing suite)

If everyone in the world used as many resources as people in the UK we would need three planets to survive! The One Brighton development has been designed under the One Planet approach. This uses ten guiding principles developed by BioRegional and WWF International to lower people’s ecological footprint to within a capacity the earth can sustain:

1 Zero carbon
2 Zero waste
3 Sustainable transport
4 Sustainable materials
5 Local and sustainable food
6 Sustainable water
7 Natural habitats and wildlife
8 Culture and heritage
9 Equity and fair trade
10 Health and happiness

The apartments' features include triple glazing, highly insulated breathable walls, a biomas community heating system for hot water and space heating, solar panels for electricity, and roof allotment plots.

roof allotments


  • + Biomass heating and hot water
  • + Breathable clay block walls
  • + High performance glazing
  • + Photovoltaic panels
  • + Roof top allotments
  • + Sustainably sourced timber
  • + Ventilation system with heat recovery
  • + Zero carbon

Further information

Lifecyle Assessment Report 2014 (3.9MB pdf)

Original One Brighton summary 2007 (4MB pdf)

One Planet Living website