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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There is no point designing sustainably if it is in fact not sustainable. Just imagine the typical English houses: Peabody is one of the largest and longest established providers of social housing in London. This helped reduce environmental impacts from transport and benefitted the local and regional economy.

The residential and workspace development in the London borough of Sutton is a carbon-neutral community with plentiful green spaces, recycling facilities, water saving features, and a legally binding green transport plan.

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Anyway, they were unlucky in a lot of areas – CHP has worked well in a lot of other places and they’re apparently replacing the one at BedZED it with a much better model. Nick’s comments above were quite level headed, while some others read as just plain whiny.

When ego is allowed to predominate then the appropriate solution to site analysis will not be found except by accident, Design on Bill Dunsters terms is that the final product should look like ‘his design’. BedZED had soaring ambitions to be a very sustainable, zero carbon development but some of the technologies have not proved effective. By that i mean that rather than be bedzedd by site specific needs or in other words, true enviromentally sustainable design, he is determining without referance to the site what a sustainable design is.


BedZED: A model for sustainable housing in south London

Just as a note, the roofs are sedum at the very top, not moss. The energy expended in transporting materials to the site was therefore minimized.

Nearly a decade on, it may be thriving but it remains an bedzwd. This seems like it would be very easy to do correctly. It sought to make it easy for people living there to have a greener, lower impact lifestyle, relying less on private cars and producing less waste. Road vehicles can circulate and park around the periphery bedzes BedZED but the mews streets running between the building blocks are traffic free, encouraging children to play there and adults to meet and chat. It justified this on the basis that building BedZED Beddington Zero Carbon Energy Development rather than a conventional housing estate would secure wider community benefits including reductions in climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions.

Without BedZED, lonvon Peabody Trust the whole eco living agenda would still be stuck on the starting blocks, but ask your self this, where do I move to next?

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BedZED: an exemplary eco-village in London

France to double green energy by And the extra cost of ecological installations has been cushioned by offices and shops, hence the balance. And the other main exterior surface material, timber cladding, is green oak sourced from woodlands in neighbouring Croydon and Kent.

A gas-fired communal boiler supplies hot water for the entire development via an underground mini-district heating system. The council agreed to sell its plot of land to Peabody at a price slightly lower than the full market value, having sought assurances that the government would have no objection. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This award winning development was designed to achieve big reductions in climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

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. It has homes for subsidised rent 25 unitsfor subsidised and affordable home ownership 25 and for leasehold owner-occupation A response to site in sustianable terms is far more than a response in ‘design’ terms. It was used for many years for spreading sludge from the nearby sewage works. Next story Next post: Bespoke tours last 1.


Energy efficient appliances and lighting were installed when BedZED was completed in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The south-facing facades are covered in glass, with conservatory-like sun spaces at the front which rapidly heat up whenever there is sunshine and light cloud – even in winter. The project was also pioneering by being the first construction project where a local authority sold land at below market value to make sustainable development economically viable.

There are good rail and bus links in the immediate area. Reclaimed timber was used for the interior partitions and some flooring. Evening Standard Lifestyle Award We were told everything we wanted to know about the site on the tour, ranging from everything that works and has been done to higher specs than UK standards, ie insulation levels, through to all of the problems such as the CHP.

I believe it is important to pioneer new technology and innovate new methods in construction.

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