Blake Lapthorn green breakfast seminar

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Tim Fenn from P3Eco Ltd presented at Blake Lapthorn's first green breakfast of the fourth series on 3 March 2010

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Blake Lapthorn green breakfast seminar

  1. 1. Tim Fenn  March  2010 Bicester Eco‐town & The Green Economy
  2. 2. Climate Change Climate Confidence Monitor 2009 Country % Concerned  % Biggest  % Biggest  about Climate  Concern Concern  Change Climate Change Terrorism UK 15 9 19 France 34 13 20 Germany 32 14 21 Brazil 42 13 6 China 39 10 10 India 42 13 45 USA 18 6 9 Mexico 53 22 10 Malaysia 35 10 15 Canada 26 18 9 Australia 22 13 17
  3. 3. Climate Change What were we expecting? What we got
  4. 4. Energy Source: Energy Information Administration
  5. 5. Energy Will energy impact your business? The CEO of Europe’s third largest energy group, Mobile, Christophe de Margerie, predicts the world will never be able to produce more than 89 million barrels of oil a day. In 2006, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted rates of 130m b/d by 2025. It has since revised that forecast down to just over 100m b/d by 2030. The UK could experience “Brown-out/Black-outs by 2017 Ofgen predicts that energy costs could increase by 60% over the next 6 years. Over 30 companies in the UK had their gas supplies cut during the recent cold spell in order to maintain supply. 50% of companies have serious concerns over future cost of energy. The recent cold spell cost an extra £1.3B to UK PLC. The UK has 13 days of gas storage capacity, the lowest in Europe. The UK has one of the lowest records in Europe for renewable energy generation with only Malta and Luxembourg fairing worse.
  6. 6. What do most people expect when large scale housing developments are announced?
  7. 7. Energy Efficiency: Houses built to German Passivhaus standards. Energy use information systems (e.g. Smart  meters) Low energy livelihoods Renewable Energy Generation: Centred on Anaerobic Digestion and biomass  Applicable Eco‐town Standards with CHP  Zero Carbon buildings Optional micro‐renewable energy add‐ons to  buildings, capitalising on forthcoming “Feed‐in  2t CO2/yr total emissions tariffs”.
  8. 8. Building Energy Efficiency Who’s going to value Bicester’s Eco‐houses and  Commercial Buildings?
  9. 9. Water Management Applicable Eco‐town Standards CSH 4 or 6 – 105/80l/p/d for water use Zero increase in net rainwater run‐off  Key strategy opportunities Reduce potential for flooding Waste water/AD integration. e.g. Zero water  closed system. Design drainage networks to accommodate  effects of climate change. Low household water consumption devices
  10. 10. Resource & Waste Management Applicable Eco‐town Standards Plan for Zero Waste View Waste as a Resource Integrated Resource & Waste Management Key Strategies & Opportunities Waste to energy – anaerobic digestion (CHP)  Exemplar internal and external waste storage  including underground waste storage e.g. Septic  tanks, recycling centre. Community benefit from business opportunities  (e.g. Recycling, waste to building materials),  employment and energy security.  Waste prevention – education and awareness  campaigns creating a community ethos.  Zero waste to landfill
  11. 11. Transport Promote More Cycling!  Bicester’s flat Amsterdam 284 km of cycle‐ways 28% bike. York 22%   through improved cycle‐ways  and traffic calming Applicable Eco‐town Standards Hull 16% by bike  Homes within 10 minutes walk of public  transport & services Copenhagen 26%  Access to and through the Eco‐town priority to  Basel 16% walking, cycling and public transport modes Hanover 16% The design of the Eco‐town should enable at  Holland: 36% increase in 17 years least 50% of trips originating from the site to be  made by modes other than the car Cycling also promotes more  walking and  has obvious health benefits. Bicester?         60% of people commute!
  12. 12. M40: COACH: Birmingham Cambridge 60% Commute Milton Keynes Ring road creates barrier RAIL: Bedford Birmingham k s or eme w h to c le ive s c t RAIL: C y en Cambridge inc ith e s w sing RAIL: lan ea London c le incr ce cy rs en t e d r ca ve n i ica ve n RAIL: COACH: ed ity o d co D or an Oxford Arncott pri fety COACH: sa M40: Oxford London Gosford Innovation in personal transport Secure bike storage facilities at schools, shops, offices, train and bus stations Wid ec ycle lan e sw i th eve ns urfa ce t direc nt & o s is t e t Con lanes in Cycle lanes are often too narrow, le n cyc e of tow uneven cen tr and not fit for purpose
  13. 13. Bicester Eco-town- Improving Biodiversity and use of Open Spaces Mono-cultural agriculture has very limited biodiversity Urban and Community Supported Agriculture together with Social Forestry can dramatically improve levels of both biodiversity and community participation of open spaces. Large Scale Allotments School Allotments Environmental School Food Farmers Markets Education Leisure Sport Fun Green Roofs Meadow Grass Roof
  14. 14. Sustainable Construction Skills Training Training Framework • Employer led Scheme (Leitch report) • Institute of Sustainable Building Skills • New skills also relevant to Eco‐refurbishments Opportunities • Construction led Green Jobs/Businesses • Retro‐fit/Eco‐refurbishments • Improved Standards • Bicester: centre of green technology and innovation • Lower CO2 emissions on existing housing stock
  15. 15. Sustainable Building Skills Framework 16
  16. 16. Organisational Framework: Sustainable Builders Other Construction Training Groups Building Companies Institute of Sustainable Building Skills Colleges & Training providers Additional Training Diploma/Degree 17 Passivhaus Buildings
  17. 17. Business Live/ Support work te s Wa m De fro s ign y tor ls for ia S ac ter us F ta me Ma ina r fra bil be it y Tim Green Investment  The Sus Networks tain “Green” a ble C ons Institute of  truc Economy: tion Sustainable  Bicester Building Skills M icr y o- og re ol ne n ch wa Te ble n Business  bo s( r Incubator Ca Fi Community T w ) Supported Lo Agriculture
  18. 18. Eco‐Town Opportunities Investment Manufacturing Services Energy PFI Projects Building products Architectural/ Renewable energy Engineering Land/Housing/  Houses/Framing Building Physics R&D  Buildings Manufacturing LED Lighting Training/education Biofuels from waste Innovation/Start‐ Using Waste / Business Support Catalysts ups Recycled materials Energy Insulation Construction CHP Transport Green Roofs/plants Banking/Mortgages Thermal storage Estate Agents Communication Alternative  Sustainable Design Thermal mass transport Business Centres Micro‐renewables Conference/  Smart meters accommodation CSA/Biomass Appliances Ecological Testing/ assessment

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