BioRegional One Planet Communities Induction - One Planet Principles - 2011


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  • From ‘hard’ principles like zero carbon and zero waste to ‘soft’ ones like ‘culture and heritage’ and ‘health and happiness’ Cover ‘3 pillars of sustainability’ – environmental, social and economic - However, as we shall see, can take a scientific approach even to happiness
  • Everyone involved in the creation and long term management of a One Planet Community can easily understand the overall goals and ethos
  • We are flexible about how energy demand is met and work towards a solution which is best for the particular context don’t ask for 100% on-site we do encourage on-site renewable generation particularly for hot water (eg solar thermal or biomass) Fossil fuels OK for back up
  • Solar Laundromat. The building was built in 1939, and the Laundromat was installed in 1964 Retrofitted with solar hot water panels
  • - re-using and reclaiming often better than re-cycling which is a term used when material is broken down to create new products (eg crushing green glass for sand or melting steel to recycle it)
  • – promote water efficient behaviour eg through water efficient appliance and encouraging water conscious behaviour
  • - Blackwater used to create a landscape feature
  • - SMV designed so everything you need is within a short walk
  • One of the most popular features of One Brighton Great to help create a social space and local food culture (even though cant grow huge amounts)
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  • Combining 2 One Planet principles – ideas from Permaculture for example
  • Combining 2 One Planet principles – ideas from Permaculture for example
  • - Coppicing increases biocapacity as a periodically cutting back trees can increase their rate of growth compared to a mature tree
  • 20 km south of Lisbon Land degraded by sand quarrying and exotic pine plantations (suffering from nematode infestation)
  • 480 of land replanted with traditional cork oak and umbrella pine Prototype house constructed
  • - One of the cubes at Riverside One will be themed on the Transporter Bridge, a local landmark
  • Image is of green experience centre at Jinshan
  • carries on into governance and estates management – eg extranet system as illustrated One Brighton sustainability charter of residents’ association and estates management based on 10 OP principles
  • Image is of green experience centre at Jinshan
  • - Every new development is an opportunity to support a local green economy – One Brighton for example
  • Opportunity to think about promoting quality of life, health and well-being rather than consumerism
  • OPC is about creating better places to live evidence from BedZED - over 2/3rds of people report that they have a higher quality of life compared to where they lived previously Not about doing without or a ‘hairshirt’ existence – it is about how we will live in the 21 st century making the most of green technologies and the latest thinking in community development and placemaking
  • BioRegional One Planet Communities Induction - One Planet Principles - 2011

    1. 1. One Planet Principles <ul><li>DNA for sustainability </li></ul>
    2. 2. 10 Principles Society, economy and environment
    3. 3. DNA for sustainability <ul><li>One Planet Principles are used to create </li></ul><ul><li>a coherent approach </li></ul><ul><li>a common language for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can easily understand the overall goals and ethos </li></ul>
    4. 4. Embedded at all levels to make things easy <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Community Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Residents’ association & body corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Property management </li></ul><ul><li>Green leases </li></ul><ul><li>Long term management </li></ul>
    5. 5. Opportunity for creativity! Principles are flexible Real opportunity to develop creative solutions within the framework
    6. 6. Zero Carbon (in buildings) <ul><li>1. Promote energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>2. S upply remainder from renewables (by 2020 at the lastest) from generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Fossil fuels on for back-up </li></ul>
    7. 7. Sonoma Mountain Village <ul><ul><li>One Planet Community in California by Codding Enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 MW photovoltaic array </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Solar Laundromat
    9. 9. Zero Waste Reduce waste Then re-use, reclaim and recycle Aim by 202o to send no more than 2% to landfill
    10. 10. Re-use BedZED steel frame was almost completely made from reclaimed steel Steel taken off a demolition site, cut to size, sand-blasted, repainted.
    11. 11. Benefits of Re-use Major environmental savings even over recycled steel (ie melted down and reformed)
    12. 12. Sustainable Water Promote water efficiency Consider harvesting rainwater and recycling subject to context Consider water in the landscape – to support biodiversity or mitigate flood or drought
    13. 13. Water treatment at Jinshan Creates landscape feature and wildlife habitat
    14. 14. Sustainable Transport <ul><li>Reducing the need to travel </li></ul><ul><li>2. Providing sustainable alternatives to private fossil-fuel based vehicles </li></ul>
    15. 15. Reducing the need to travel ‘ 5 minute living’ Housing Work Groceries Restaurants Services Sports, gardens, gym Shops, theater, hotel
    16. 16. Electric vehicles becoming mainstream
    17. 17. Local and Sustainable Materials <ul><li>Local </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaimed </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled </li></ul><ul><li>Low embodied energy </li></ul><ul><li>Low toxicity, ‘healthy’ materials </li></ul><ul><li>Construction materials and materials used during long term management </li></ul>
    18. 18. Natural clay block at One Brighton <ul><li>Low embodied energy – fired at low temperature </li></ul><ul><li>60% less embodied carbon than concrete block </li></ul><ul><li>Breathable - supports better internal air quality, so healthier than people </li></ul>
    19. 19. Local recycled paper <ul><li>85% ecological fooptrint compared to using virgin paper </li></ul><ul><li>Set up office paper recycling scheme </li></ul>
    20. 20. Local and Sustainable Food <ul><li>Encourage local and low input food production </li></ul><ul><li>Provide food growing opportunities on site to create local food culture </li></ul>
    21. 21. Roof top allotments at One Brighton Canada
    22. 22. Urban agriculture, Cuba <ul><li>Opportunities to bring food growing into our towns and cities </li></ul>
    23. 23. Edible landscape designed for Riverside One
    24. 24. Communal food growing area <ul><li>Westwyck village, Melbourne, Australia </li></ul>
    25. 25. Create space for farmers’ markets <ul><li>Great way to increase quality of life and development value </li></ul><ul><li>Green caretaker can also receive deliveries from local farmers </li></ul>
    26. 26. Green Canteen at One Brighton <ul><li>Local, organic, seasonal and vegetarian options </li></ul><ul><li>Workers taken on trip to catch local fish </li></ul>
    27. 27. Land Use and Wildlife <ul><li>Protect existing flora and fauna </li></ul><ul><li>Create new habitats and enhance biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Support projects to increase biocapacity off-site </li></ul>
    28. 28. Green wall, hotel in Paris
    29. 29. Food and wildlife roof, Haringey, London
    30. 30. Increasing biocapacity off site <ul><li>Support a tree growing project off-site </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase wood fuel from forestry which increases biological productivity such as traditional coppicing in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Support farming which increases rather than depletes soils </li></ul>
    31. 31. Mata de Sesimbra – land restoration Master plan area 5.000 ha PELICANO / ESPART area 700 ha
    32. 32. Mata de Sesimbra – Greenwoods/Pelican0
    33. 33. Culture and Community 1. Create sense of place - local culture & heritage 2. Create a new culture of sustainability through estates management and engagement 3. Design for community connectedness
    34. 34. Create sense of place <ul><li>Build on local culture & heritage, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Vernacular architecture which might assist in passive design – eg narrow self shading streets at Masdar City </li></ul><ul><li>Local building materials </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Cultural Facilities Events – Chinese Opera at Jinshan </li></ul>
    35. 35. Create New Culture of Sustainability <ul><li>Welcome Packs for new residents to explain One Planet Living </li></ul><ul><li>Write principles into property management </li></ul><ul><li>Create a One Planet Centre </li></ul>
    36. 36. Governance and Estates management
    37. 37. Design for connectedness <ul><li>Car free areas and ‘home zones’ create space for children to play and neighbours to meet </li></ul><ul><li>Average person at BedZED knows 20 neighbours by name </li></ul>
    38. 38. <ul><li>Use investment for local economic development especially of disadvantaged groups </li></ul><ul><li>Attract mixed income groups </li></ul><ul><li>Promote social equity within the development </li></ul><ul><li>Promote fair trade products </li></ul>Equity and Local Economy
    39. 39. Support green ‘bioregional’ economy
    40. 40. <ul><li>What makes people healthy and happy? </li></ul><ul><li>New science of happiness. </li></ul>Health and Happiness
    41. 41. <ul><li>UK doubled GDP and ecological footprint over past 40 years, but if anything we are less happy </li></ul>Health and Happiness
    42. 42. <ul><li>Other 10 principles come together to increase probability of people being happier for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Walking and cycling increases health </li></ul><ul><li>Green space increases psychological well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourliness and community connectedness reduces isolation and mental ill-health </li></ul>Healthier people are happier people
    43. 43. Summarising the Vision <ul><li>One Planet Communities are </li></ul><ul><li>places where it is easy, attractive and affordable </li></ul><ul><li>for people to lead happy and healthy lives </li></ul><ul><li>within a fair share of the Earth’s resources. </li></ul>