UK’s first large-scale, mixed use eco-village and sustainable community. Completed in , BedZED is an inspiration for low carbon neighbourhoods. ZEDfactory offers the full range of architectural services, we are delivering Zero ( fossil) Energy Development (ZED) buildings in the UK and world wide. That is BedZED. A small neighbourhood of residents built in the town of Sutton in South London. Solar homes on two hectares were built.

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In China, Shanghai still remains the most populated city with its some. Login Remember Me By logging into your account, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policyand to the use of cookies as described therein. Google my name and “the art of architecture” for a fuller explanation of the problem of designers imposing their egos onto problems of design. BedZED has good bus, rail and tram links lkndon limited car parking space.

Looks like a good addition for the Island of Sodor. Using passive solar techniques, houses arranged in south facing terraces to maximize heat gain from the sun. Sunspaces provide both insulation and warmth on sunny winter days. bddzed

BedZED | Open House London

We will be launching the programme mid-August. Stevie T January 30, at 1: The project may have had issues, but what ground-breaking development doesn’t?

Londoj timber was used for the interior partitions and some flooring. Housing Design Awards I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. The BedZED Development design meets very high environmental standards, with a strong emphasis on roof gardens, sunlight, solar energy, reduction of energy consumption, and waste water recycling. Please help improve beezed article by adding citations to reliable sources. Frodo4LYF June 1, at 5: I know he’s contributing on a huge scale to making improvements to our carbon footprint and the sustainability of our built environment.


Water meters are easy to view in the homes.

The eco-village also saves water, with dual flush toilets, aerated flow taps and shower befzed and low water consumption washing machines installed throughout. Bespoke tours can also be organised. Please email info bioregional. The Beddington Zero Energy Development was launched during his tenure in There are good rail and bus links in the immediate area. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Environmentally friendly housing development.

Post navigation Previous Story Previous post: That is to my notion of a sympathetic response to site, a big failure of sensory openess. Completed in and bezded of nine buildings, it continues to attract visitors from across the globe and remains, arguably, the most ambitious attempt at all round sustainability in a major new housing development. As designers and developers we have probably focused to much on technical fixes.

London-based housing association Peabody Trust was recruited as the enlightened developer for this site. You say “the solar panels are with the double glazing and at the wrong angle reducing their efficeincy.

BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

For example, the originally installed combined heat and power plant which provided carbon-free heat and electricity from local street tree thinnings never performed well so was replaced by a gas-fired boiler.

The Plastic Road project in the Netherlands gives new life to plastic waste, while, at the same time, avoiding millions … More. Nearly a decade on, it may be thriving but it remains an anomaly”.

Bill Dunster, collaborating beszed engineers Arup and Bioregional, was looking for an opportunity to create a zero fossil fuel eco-village. Their other in the also natural prevent in chronic. By logging into your account, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policyand to the use of cookies as described therein.


This warmth can then be taken into BedZED’s homes by opening the doors and windows behind these sunspaces. I should know I live in one!

You are commenting using your Twitter account. To reduce the embodied energy of BedZED, construction materials were selected for their low-embodied energy and sourced within a mile radius of the site when possible. It was used for many years for spreading sludge from the nearby lonvon works.

The Beddington Zero Energy Development BedZED may not be new news, but is a fabulous example of innovative, zero-energy, sustainable housing on a multi-unit scale. Volunteers’ site Participants’ site. BedZED was designed by the architect Bill Dunster to be carbon neutral, protecting the environment [1] and supporting a more sustainable lifestyle. Exposed precast soffits are a low cost method of achieving a large exposed radiant massive internal surface. John January 18, at 8: Archived from the original on It was interested in how sustainable living could cut energy and nedzed bills for its low-income tenants.

Pathways for Green DesignTaylor and Francisp. The water circulating in this network is heated by a boiler burning wood pellets, a very low carbon fuel. You are commenting using your WordPress. PV should be perpendicular to the sun for the greatest efficiency, yes I realise the sun moves but there is a range which it moves within and beddzed angle of the panels does not fall in within the parameters.