Workshop 2 Housing session Reminder of the lessons from the 1st Conference Martin Charter, CfSD Case Studies: Chris Church ( ANPED / London 21, UK ) Finn Jackson ( Transition Towns - Farnham, UK ) Tom Chance ( BioRegional Group, UK ) Discussion
Reminder of the lessons from the 1st Conference in Szentendre Martin Charter ( The Centre for Sustainable Design, UK )
Trends, drivers and impacts
Which consumption trends do you see?
What do you think are the drivers of these trends?
Which environmental, social & economic impacts are significant?
Goal: The promote environmentally friendly life-style via demonstration of eco-engineering solutions for small households to raise awareness of sustainable housing and expertise of their practical application.
Means: Eco-village with possibilities for extension, and an information and training centre , consisting of:
• Habitable area (approx 10 houses) that will represent various eco-building techniques and environmentally safe materials; the housing area accompanied by areas for housing activities (farming, workshops and so on);
• ITC building that will be used for exhibitions, educational events, short- and medium-term training and related subject schools, conferences and round tables, and also for accommodating up to 30 persons;
• Common recreation area with a small body of water and zones of active and passive activities
It is planned to use natural /environmentally safe materials, and small-scale eco-technologies for supplying & treating water (e.g. dry toilets), energy production & saving (e.g. wind energy facilities, solar collectors, heating pumps), air ventilation, cooking (e.g. biogas production), etc. to support optimal indoor conditions while taking account of costs, efficiency & safety.
Main comments from the discussion
How to promote sustainable housing/living: Project ideas