What does one planet living look like and how can you embed it into your new build project? Ecobuild – 2 nd  March 2011 Ni...
BioRegional – An entrepreneurial charity <ul><li>BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity which initiates and delivers pr...
Brighton Portugal South Africa China Canada San Francisco Washington DC London Sutton UAE One planet communities across th...
One Planet Living <ul><li>If everyone on earth consumed as much as the average person in the UK, we would need three plane...
Where do our impacts arise?
Current footprint…
Ten principles of One Planet Living
Zero Carbon
Zero Carbon Homes Scenario Ecological footprint
Zero Waste
Sustainable transport
Sustainable materials
Local and sustainable food
Sustainable water
Land use and wildlife
Culture and heritage
Equity and local economy
Health and happiness
Case Study Exercise <ul><li>Julie: Water, Waste, Zero Carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Joanna: Food, Materials, Culture & Heritage...
Case study site
The brief <ul><li>400ha </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 homes </li></ul><ul><li>Middle England market town </li></ul><ul><li>15 mi...
Case study site
Ecobuild fringe session <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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What does one planet living look like and how can you embed it into your new build project?

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An overview of the one planet challenge - looking at using resources sustainably - and how this can apply to and benefit your new build project.

Presention for Ecobuild 2011 by Nicole Lazarus Communities Technical Manager at BioRegional.

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  • Environmental charity that develops practical solutions to sustainability problems Business approach Working with partners to develop award winning award winning solutions
  • As Europeans, we currently consume resources at a rate which, if everyone in the world lived as we do, would mean that we would need 3 planets right now (if Americans, would need 5) =&gt; how can we reduce consumption so that the resources we require do not exceed one planet if everyone else had the same lifestyle
  • As we’ve seen the Uk is currently at 3 planet level. Our aim is that people should live happy healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, and leave some space for wildlife and wilderness. Based on this, we’ve developed the holistic sustainability framework One Planet Living. Average UK ecological footprint = 5.45 Gha /person / yr (REAP) This shows a more detailed breakdown for the UK as to where these resources are being used. Ecological Footprinting data modelled by BioRegional using REAP, provided by Stockholm Environment Institute. Key Homes and energy are responsible for 22% of our Ecological Footprint. This includes gas and electricity consumption, and the building and maintenance of our homes. Transport is 14% and is due to fuel consumption, car ownership and public transport. Food and drink account for 21% - this includes food consumed at home or out at restaurants or other catering establishments. Goods means any products we purchase, including durable large household objects such as furniture and appliances and smaller products such as newspapers, clothing, electronics. Services means any service that we consume such as recreation, financial, telephone, insurance, private schools and private medical care. Government includes central and local government impacts, the NHS, schools, universities and social services. Factories and buildings (capital assets) covers investment in capital assets such as factories, machinery, transport equipment, and other buildings and structures. This includes both the business sector and government.
  • I’m not an expert. Mostly about happiness. But the two are linked anyway so it’s cool.
  • We have broken down the means of achieving One Planet Living into 10 principles. This is a holistic approach to sustainability covering environmental and social economic issues. One Planet Living is based on ten guiding principles of sustainability developed by BioRegional and WWF
  • Retrofitting homes: energy conservation, energy generation, behaviour change
  • I’m not an expert. Mostly about happiness. But the two are linked anyway so it’s cool.
  • Ensure that we make it easier for people to do the right thing: recylcing facilities in kitchens, composting bins in gardens, reduced construction waste when doing retrofit
  • Making it easy for people in their daily commutes: going to work, to shops, etc. =&gt; needs cycles lanes, cycle storage, car clubs, public transport and having local facilities (shops etc)
  • Lots of materials used in retrofitting projects (insulations etc, conversion, refurbishments) use materials which have lots of embodied energy (actual amount of energy required to produce, package and transport the material and disposal – cradle to cradle)=&gt; re-use materials, recycled materials and natural content materials. Use concrete with recycled content, cellulose insulation, timber windows, etc Also addresses pollution and toxicity (PVC etc) Design to allow for materials to be re-used at the end of their current use
  • Locally produced, seasonal, organic/unsprayed =&gt; improve access for people to grow some of their own food so they also understand the process involved and potentially reduce waste; refurbishment projects to include kitchen (eg hospitals); schools to have organic locally produced food
  • Retrofitting is easy and reduces energy bills: lowflow taps and showers, dual flush WC, smaller bath, education; landscaping to avoid irrigation
  • Leave a part of the garden undisturbed for wildlife; logs for hedgehogs and insects; pond; not use chemicals in garden; encourage local community to take part in preservation actions but also people to do nature observation activities, etc
  • Encourage intergeneration community activities Advertising local events
  • Using local labour force and training them for local projects (e.g. Retrofitting)
  • Encourage people to walk more and be more physically active Have good lighting in properties Organise community events
  • What does one planet living look like and how can you embed it into your new build project?

    1. 1. What does one planet living look like and how can you embed it into your new build project? Ecobuild – 2 nd March 2011 Nicole Lazarus, Julie Codet-Boisse, Joanna Marshall-Cook
    2. 2. BioRegional – An entrepreneurial charity <ul><li>BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity which initiates and delivers practical solutions that help us to live within a fair share of the earth’s resources – what we call one planet living. </li></ul><ul><li>We do this by setting up new enterprises and partnerships around </li></ul><ul><li>the world. Our aim is to lead the way to sustainable living </li></ul><ul><li>through practical demonstration. </li></ul><ul><li>Three main streams of work: </li></ul><ul><li>One Planet Companies </li></ul><ul><li>One Planet Regions </li></ul><ul><li>One Planet Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Bioregional production Systems </li></ul>
    3. 3. Brighton Portugal South Africa China Canada San Francisco Washington DC London Sutton UAE One planet communities across the world www.oneplanetvision.org
    4. 4. One Planet Living <ul><li>If everyone on earth consumed as much as the average person in the UK, we would need three planets to support us </li></ul>?
    5. 5. Where do our impacts arise?
    6. 6. Current footprint…
    7. 7. Ten principles of One Planet Living
    8. 8. Zero Carbon
    9. 9. Zero Carbon Homes Scenario Ecological footprint
    10. 10. Zero Waste
    11. 11. Sustainable transport
    12. 12. Sustainable materials
    13. 13. Local and sustainable food
    14. 14. Sustainable water
    15. 15. Land use and wildlife
    16. 16. Culture and heritage
    17. 17. Equity and local economy
    18. 18. Health and happiness
    19. 19. Case Study Exercise <ul><li>Julie: Water, Waste, Zero Carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Joanna: Food, Materials, Culture & Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole: Biodiversity, Transport, Health & Happiness </li></ul><ul><li>All: Equity & Local Economy </li></ul>
    20. 20. Case study site
    21. 21. The brief <ul><li>400ha </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 homes </li></ul><ul><li>Middle England market town </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes by train to major city, 1 hour to 2 other major cities </li></ul><ul><li>Local market advice: predominantly 3 and 4 bedroom family homes. Very limited market for flats </li></ul>
    22. 22. Case study site
    23. 23. Ecobuild fringe session <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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