Introduction to TEP Green-Blue Infrastructure Service Offering

Tom Young Blue-Green Infrastructure

TEP has two decades of experience in sustainable design and development in urban and rural settings. We are delighted to announce that Dr Tom Young has joined us as a Green and Blue Infrastructure Specialist.

Tom has extensive experience working in the environmental research and consultancy sector, with particular experience in green roofs, sustainable product development and design, smart green-blue infrastructure, growing media testing and development and sustainable water management strategies. Bringing Tom on board to complement our existing strengths in sustainable landscape design, ecology and landscape management formalises our green-blue infrastructure offering.

Tom’s knowledge and experience enables TEP to provide support to:

  • British Standard Committees – in particular BS8640 – design of tree pits
  • GRO (the UK’s Green Roof Organisation) – TEP is the first Landscape Architect Associate member and Tom Young is a member of the GRO Board
  • The project support group for CIRIA Blue Roof Guide.

TEP now offers the following services:

    1. Building with Nature (BwN) Accreditation Assessments with particular skills in the integration of drainage schemes with ecological and landscape enhancements:

      – Initial scheme overview assessment designed to quickly appraise design and offer guidance to improve BwN compatibility
      – Full scheme assessments (and assistance during design process)
      – Green Infrastructure Policy Assessments.

    2. Integrated blue and green infrastructure designs with specific focus on provision of multiple ecosystem services (healthcare, urban cooling, biodiversity, water quality and quantity).

    3. Water management strategies and design:

      ­- Water sourcing including large scale landscape harvesting and storage
      – Innovative technologies such as wastewater reuse
      – Integrated drainage and green infrastructure strategies
      – Wider scale industrial water strategies.

    4. Green roof design:

      ­- Substrate and plant specifications
      – Ecological and planting design
      – Links to wider site drainage strategy
      – Supporting Urban Green Factor and Biodiversity Net Gain calculations
      – In collaboration with trusted partners, we are also able to design blue roofs and smart roofs.

    5. Large scale landscape and farmland ecosystem service delivery and regenerative land management.

    6. Implementation of Green Infrastructure strategies:

      ­- Opportunity mapping
      – Peatland restoration
      – Ecological enhancement of agricultural land
      – Catchment level hydrological modelling.

Tom is based in our London office but his skills and expertise are not restricted by geography.  If you are interested in any of these services for a project in the UK and Ireland, please get in touch with Tom at or and we will get back to you.