The project was commenced in 1998, completed in 2001 and residents began living in the development from March 2002. The Beddington Zero Energy Development is a very good example of a sustainable housing development in an urban environment. This included consideration of economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability. They are… roof gardens; communal open spaces; and planting.
Description The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED ) is the UK’s largest carbon-neutral eco-community – the first of its kind in the UK Location BedZED is located in Wallington, a suburb to the south of London. The site was selected because it was a brownfield site with good transport links.
BioRegional employed a Green Lifestyles Officer, to help residents maximise the green living potential of the development. A key part of the role was to offer training and support to residents to run these schemes in the long term. To help achieve One Planet Living at BedZED, BioRegional have worked with residents to extend their eco-living beyond bricks and mortar with fresh ideas for greening food, travel and waste.
People move to BedZED with typical lifestyles, and over the years change their behaviour significantly. 1.the design solves problems such as heating and water usage; 2. the design and services offered help people make sustainable choices such as walking rather than driving; and 3. the community have created their own facilities and groups to improve quality of life and reduce their environmental impact.
carbon emissions from our day-to-day lives are split roughly three ways between our homes, transport, and growing and transporting our food. Therefore, a development cannot be truly sustainable unless travel, food buying and waste are also addressed. A well-controlled ventilation system will ensure that the indoor air quality remains healthy. reduce size of the north facing windows to minimise heat loss. Windows are a critical element in the design. Windows give views and a sense of connection with the wider environment. are one of the means to ventilate a room. lose heat more rapidly than any other surface. facing south provide a significant amount of solar gain
Access and transport to the site was addressed by: selecting a site with good public transport links; car parking spaces are limited, on-site car club to reduce individual transport use, but residents share in a car pool . The concept of “one on-site car club” is interesting; it reduces the individual transport use as well as encourages communication between residents.
Environment : All aspects of environmental impact were considered, including food local and sustainable food, including growing food on-site, encouraging the uptake of local, seasonal and organic vegetables, reducing food waste and promoting low meat and dairy diets
Energy and water efficiency have been ‘designed in’ at BedZED. residents only use 72 litres of mains water per day, topped up by 15 litres of recycled or rainwater.
Steve Tarbard; one of the BedZed resident; he woke up evr morning and think he’s on holiday And he thinks it was very flexible. Because the windows allow the light enter and heat up the rooms, And the entry to garden is very easy.
So here come the result The most important is they enjoy living together =
Efficient City --BedZed--
AT A GLANCE… The site was selected because it was a brownfield site with good transport links
Green Lifestyles Officer A key part of the role was to offer training and support to residents to run these schemes in the long term.
Typical Lifestyles, New Behavior <ul><li>Design solves certains problems </li></ul><ul><li>Services help people make sustainable choices </li></ul><ul><li>Community created to improve quality of life </li></ul>
on-site car club to reduce individual transport use Residents are share in a car pool * Car Pool : Car sharing Providing a café, shop and other community facilities opportunities within the development to reduce the need to travel
Growing Food On-Site : Seasonal and organic vegetables Aim to reduce food waste and promoting Low meat and diary diets.
Comment ….. <ul><li>“ We wake up every morning and think we’re on holiday. The heat pours through the windows into the light, airy rooms. We have the sitting room upstairs to make access to the garden across the bridge easy. It’s very flexible’’ </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Tarbard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BedZED resident </li></ul></ul>”
The Key Facts..! <ul><li>Energy: 81% reduction in energy use for heating, 45% reduction in electricity use </li></ul><ul><li>Transport: 64% reduction in car mileage 2,318km/year </li></ul><ul><li>Water: 58% reduction in water use 72 litres/person/day </li></ul><ul><li>Waste: 60% waste recycled. </li></ul><ul><li>Food: 86% of residents buy organic food. </li></ul>Community: residents know 20 neighbours by name on average.