The environmental considerations for the Urban Food Exchange project follow the principles of holistic design. The aim is to provide solar gain, control heat loss and adopt efficient and responsive heating appliances. This has been achieved by integrating different passive energy solutions in the design. It intends to provide a healthy environment for the users by considering the health of the building and material performance and creating climate-resilient structures. The design also benefits from low embodied and operational energy as the project uses natural materials which are easy to be recycled at the end of the life stage of the building.