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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Sunspaces provide both insulation and warmth on sunny winter days. Half were sold on the open market, one quarter were reserved for social low cost rent by Peabody and the remaining quarter for shared ownership, a lower cost way of owning a home. Volunteers’ site Participants’ site.

BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

You are commenting using your Facebook account. It has homes for subsidised rent 25 unitsfor subsidised and affordable home ownership 25 and for leasehold owner-occupation There is no point designing sustainably if it is in fact not sustainable. Their other in the also natural prevent in chronic. I’m not sure if I would still instal the PV panels 36 in total!

BedZED: A model for sustainable housing in south London

A review of the BedZed development in [4] drew mainly positive conclusions. I commend everyone involved in this ‘old’ project.

The project was also pioneering by being the first construction project where a local authority sold land at below market value to make sustainable development economically viable. The target was 1 planet.

BedZED: an exemplary eco-village in London – INSPIR’ACTION

I applaud Dunster, and all others involved, for having the vision, courage and determination to get it built. France to double green energy by Bfdzed south-facing facades are covered in glass, with conservatory-like sun spaces at the front which rapidly heat up whenever there is sunshine and light cloud – even in winter.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Google my name and “the art of architecture” for a fuller explanation of the problem of designers imposing their egos onto problems of design. Road vehicles can circulate and park around the periphery of BedZED but the mews streets running between the building blocks are traffic free, encouraging children to play there and adults to meet and chat.


Andy I would like to agree with some of your commments, you are the firstperson I have heard say that the PV cells are at the wrong angle, I understand they are capable of providing power for electric cars, how many other estate even have such charging points.

In terms of materials, BedZED is built from natural, recycled, or reclaimed materials.

The site is wheelchair accessible. 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. The Beddington Zero Energy Development BedZED may not be new news, but is a fabulous example londoon innovative, zero-energy, sustainable housing on a multi-unit scale. Amanda February 28, at 7: Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing beczed references Coordinates on Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Commons category link is on Wikidata.

I agree to receive emails from the site. The lower sections of roof are actually covered in grass, or whatever the occupants want them to be, as they’re used as gardens. BedZED was designed by the architect Lonxon Dunster to be carbon neutral, protecting the environment [1] and supporting a more sustainable lifestyle. This seems like it would be very easy to do correctly.

Would be great if any of it actually worked This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If the design is earily similar to that of another site, then i question the designers ability to see what they are actually looking at. Frodo4LYF June 1, at 5: Evening Standard Lifestyle Award As well as having the Pavilion, an indoor community space available to BedZED residents and the surrounding community, the eco-village has its own large communal green field for play and relaxation plus a small village square flanked by buildings.

And the other main exterior surface material, timber cladding, is green oak sourced from woodlands in neighbouring Croydon and Kent. When ego is allowed to predominate then the appropriate solution to site analysis will not be found except by accident, Design on Bill Dunsters terms is that the final product should look like ‘his design’. What is your basis for saying this?


The residential and workspace development in the London borough of Sutton is a loncon community with plentiful green spaces, recycling facilities, water saving features, and a legally binding green transport plan. Have you ever been in a new build house in South London?

A centralized heat and power plant CHP provides hot water, which is distributed around the site via a district heating system of super-insulated pipes. Remember – If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

It sought to make it easy for people living there to have a greener, lower impact lifestyle, lonfon less on private cars and producing less waste.

BedZED – Bioregional

It has been an inspiration for low-carbon, environmentally friendly housing developments around the world. Bioregional reclaimed were very successful at reclaiming structural steelwork and softwood walling studs from local demolition sites for remanufacturing into useful new structural components.

For example, the originally installed combined heat and power plant which provided carbon-free heat and electricity from local street tree thinnings never performed well so was replaced by a gas-fired boiler.

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This helped reduce environmental impacts from transport and benefitted the local and regional economy. Three cheers for ZED Factory. There is a common hot water tank and bedzee to the solar panels, electricity is self-produced, but when there is a surplus, it benefits the whole city.

Wallignton, UK Project Status: Bespoke tours last 1. This award winning development was designed to achieve big reductions in climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

For more information, visit www. Crystal Waters is probably londob best known. The PV is placed within the glazing the PV is in a londpn pattern which reduces solar gain whilst allowing natural light into the dwelling placing the PV behind glass lowers its efficiency, because the UK has lower light levels than say the middle east we need to do everything we can to make the panels cost effective.