UK’s first large-scale, mixed use eco-village and sustainable community. Completed in , BedZED is an inspiration for low carbon neighbourhoods. ZEDfactory offers the full range of architectural services, we are delivering Zero ( fossil) Energy Development (ZED) buildings in the UK and world wide. That is BedZED. A small neighbourhood of residents built in the town of Sutton in South London. Solar homes on two hectares were built.

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Half of the dwellings were sold at the market price, a quarter reserved for social housing and the last ones for collaborative housing several owners who buy together. A gas-fired communal boiler supplies hot water for the entire development via an underground mini-district heating system. Either way, Dunster who I’ve met and is miserable as sin has used much of what’s been learnt and is doing some pretty exciting new projects which are worth a look.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Just as a note, the roofs are sedum at the very top, not moss. Nick’s comments above were quite level headed, while some others read as just plain whiny. The target was 1 planet. Housing Design Awards For more information, visit www.

BedZED: A model for sustainable housing in south London

Choose your location preference: I applaud Dunster, and all others involved, for having the vision, courage and determination to get it built.

Even the land the eco-village stands on is recycled. Anonymous Coward January 18, at 8: This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat I do want to see more of these projects, and am hoping bedzrd be involved in the design build aspects but they must work otherwise its just a con.


There is also a small college on site for young people with special educational needs or facing other barriers to learning. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. One has a design ethos and then one has a design hang up. Here, fresh outside air is drawn into the building and pre-heated by outgoing stale air via heat exchangers.

Hear hear PJ Nery. Do you live outside the United States? If we take the trouble to go further than the simple prototype, this is undoubtedly a good news for the … More.

I have been involved in the design and inplementation of a number of Ecological projects. They also have a car-share scheme. In terms of materials, BedZED is built from natural, recycled, or reclaimed materials. It sought to make it easy for people living there to have a greener, lower impact lifestyle, relying less on private cars and producing less waste. Based on our practical oondon of working on existing housing as well as new build, we advocate changes in government…. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

The eco-village also saves water, with dual flush toilets, aerated flow taps and shower heads and low water consumption washing machines installed throughout. South facing windows are large and double glazed; north, east and west facing windows are much smaller and triple glazed. The BedZED Development design meets very high environmental standards, with a strong emphasis on roof gardens, sunlight, solar energy, reduction of energy consumption, and waste water recycling.

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For example, the originally installed combined heat and power plant which provided carbon-free heat and electricity from local street tree bdzed never performed well so was replaced by a gas-fired boiler. Retrieved 17 November I believe it is important to pioneer new technology and innovate new methods in construction. Most importantly, BedZED has turned out to be a great place to live. Evening Standard Lifestyle Award If you like sustainable architecture, the practice bwdzed at the forefront so it’s definitely worth having a look Much of the warmth required in winter comes from body heat of residents, their electrical appliances and electronics.


A wind-driven ventilation system ensures there are no problems bedzzed damp, condensation and stuffiness. Sustainability supplement to Building Design. The residential and workspace development in the London borough of Sutton is a carbon-neutral community with plentiful green spaces, recycling facilities, water saving features, and a legally binding green transport plan.

BedZED boasts a laundry list of green innovations that were cutting edge in and continue to set a good example. The lower sections of roof are actually covered in grass, or whatever the occupants want them to be, as they’re used as gardens.

Stale air exits through the downwind side bedzex the cowls, passing through a heat exchanger and passing its warmth lkndon the cooler incoming air. The public reaction to the interior quality of finish has been favourable at BedZED and later projects.

BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

I commend everyone involved in this ‘old’ project. An innovative shower recycles five gallons of water for two weeks. Londno world famous eco-development BedZED continues to attract visitors from around the world. Views Read Edit View history.

This award winning development was designed to achieve big reductions in climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and water use.