BedZED Beddington Zero Energy Development Completed: 2002 Developer: Peabody Trust Architect: Bill Dunster Architect Environmental Consultant : BioRegional Development Group Location: Wallington,South London
Some power is generated by burning off-cuts from tree surgery waste that would otherwise go to landfill. Wood - carbon neutral fuel because the CO2 released when wood is burnt equals that absorbed by the tree when it grows.
Green Transport Plan which promotes walking, cycling and use of public transport.
Car pool for residents to use – these are electrical cars. There is onsite charging facilities for these cars.
Pedestrian First Policy – good lighting, drop kerbs for prams and wheelchairs and a road layout that keeps cars to a walking speed.
Building materials come from nearby – 35 mile radius.
Water Strategy – aims to cut water use by 1/3 rd through the use of water saving appliances (lower volume baths, dual flush toilets, flow restrictors on taps) and also recycling water and harvesting rainwater.
Handbook for every household with tips on reducing water use.
Recycling bins in every home
Buildings have Solar Photovoltaic panels which convert the sun into energy.
Houses designed to maximise the use of natural light.