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  1. 1. One Planet Sutton Retrofitting sustainable living in the suburbs Tom Chance Researcher to the Director, BioRegional
  2. 2. Sneak preview <ul><li>The context and one planet living </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the most out of new housing </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond insulation – zero carbon retrofits </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing BioRegional
  4. 4. Our vision <ul><li>BioRegional's vision is of thriving regional economies where we meet more of our needs from local, renewable and waste resources, enabling people to enjoy a high quality of life within their fair share of the earth's resources. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The context – towards one planet living
  6. 6. The UK’s average ecological footprint Total footprint = 5.45 Gha per person (REAP) ‏
  7. 7. The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions <ul><li>Total CO2 emissions = 11.87 tonnes per person (REAP) ‏ </li></ul>
  8. 8. We’re on track for 7 degrees of warming
  9. 9. Our aim – One Planet Living
  10. 10. BedZED – sustainable living in Sutton
  11. 11. Solutions – the way it's built
  12. 12. Solutions – BedZED helps you
  13. 13. Solutions – some things are done together
  14. 14. One Planet Living framework
  15. 15. Exemplary One Planet Living demonstrations
  16. 16. One Planet Sutton
  17. 17. One Planet Living at BedZED? Average = 2.6 planets Keen = 1.7 planets
  18. 18. One planet living at BedZED? <ul><li>When residents leave BedZED they're in the 3 planet world </li></ul><ul><li>At this scale we can only tackle 2/3rds of our footprint </li></ul>
  19. 19. New property developments Infrastructure and services to enable and unlock behaviour change
  20. 20. Housing construction and maintenance <ul><li>Less infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Low-impact materials and techniques </li></ul>
  21. 21. Home energy <ul><li>Energy efficiency (be lean) </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour (be green) ‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy use information (smart meters) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renewable supply (be clean) ‏ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Transport <ul><li>Filtered permeability makes low-carbon travel the default mode </li></ul><ul><li>Car clubs, bicycle clubs, public transport etc. enable people to make modal shifts </li></ul>
  23. 23. Food <ul><li>Social and environmentally complex </li></ul><ul><li>Land with “tool libraries” can help to rebuild communities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Consumer goods <ul><li>Aim: a culture of quality, and leisure activities that are sociable and healthy (not shopping) </li></ul><ul><li>Make open spaces and community facilities more pervasive and attractive than shops </li></ul>
  25. 25. Government and business <ul><li>Responsible for 25% of our emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Sutton Council and wider public sector can lead the way, creating conditions for residents, businesses and CSOs to follow </li></ul>
  26. 26. Two very different opportunities <ul><li>Station site – small </li></ul><ul><li>Felnex site – medium, adjacent to school & business units </li></ul>
  27. 27. Mixing the new with the old <ul><li>Adjacent to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BedZED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landfill </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Beyond insulation – zero carbon retrofits
  29. 29. The Great British Refurb
  30. 30. The action plan challenge <ul><li>80,000 homes in the Borough </li></ul><ul><li>185,900 residents </li></ul><ul><li>“No London Borough is an island” - John Donne </li></ul>
  31. 31. Zero carbon retrofit in Sutton <ul><li>5,047 homes/year from 2010 to 2025 </li></ul><ul><li>Payback = 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated approach for 1 visit / household </li></ul>
  32. 32. Making it happen - finance <ul><li>Finance mechanisms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESCO/MUSCO with bill surcharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy bills charge through third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council tax surcharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsidies </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Making it happen - delivery <ul><li>Delivery mechanisms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted marketing campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estate agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social housing stock maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Street by street </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Making it happen -skills and jobs <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency & micro-generation techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spotting opportunities for incidental measures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordination to reach all homes </li></ul>
  35. 35. The stakeholder challenge <ul><li>Local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Lond0n Authority, Transport for London, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Government Office for London, Defra, CLG, BERR </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, hospitals, libraries, other municipal facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Local businesses (high proportion of SMEs) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary sector organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Unaffiliated residents and workers </li></ul>
  36. 36. Transforming Sutton together <ul><li>Council-led action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering business, resident and voluntary communities </li></ul><ul><li>Establish new companies, training courses, etc. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Council-led action <ul><li>Action planning – entirely new </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery – through existing work plans and local strategic partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring – EMAS, MORI polls </li></ul>
  38. 38. Community empowerment <ul><li>Simply impossible to directly reach every resident, business and voluntary group </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering key community groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sutton Federation of Residents & Tenants Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector & Volunteer Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sutton Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carshalton College & school network </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Kick-starting new companies <ul><li>Businesses and social enterprises are long-term sustainable delivery mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>ESCO / MUSCO for energy services </li></ul><ul><li>Local food network for schools & hospitals </li></ul>
  40. 40. A green new deal for Sutton
  41. 41. One Planet Sutton Retrofitting sustainable living in the suburbs Over to you!