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1 BedZED (Beddington Zero Energy Development) It is in SW London

2 Your Task: For the exam you will need to know the following for this case study: The characteristics of a sustainable city Environmental: the importance of conserving historical and natural features, using brownfield sites, providing open spaces, reducing and disposing of waste. Social: including local people in decision making, providing an efficient public transport system

3 BedZED claims to be the UK’s largest sustainable community. Built in 2002, it has 100 homes designed to provide ordinary people with a high quality of life while living within their share of the earth’s resources.

4 BedZED, in Beddington, south-west London, was built on a brownfield site on previously industrial land. Fifty per cent of houses are for private sale or rent, 25% for shared ownership and 25% social housing for rent Photo: Bio Regional

5 In a BedZED home energy use for heating and hot water is reduced 81% by simple things like south-facing windows and triple glazing. Electricity consumption is reduced 45% by low-energy lighting and appliances

6 BedZED walls are thicker than average, with insulation between the bricks to prevent energy loss. The building materials have used less energy to make and, where possible, are locally produced

7 A combined heat and power plant was designed to burn BedZED waste to produce hot water and electricity. But technical and commercial difficulties mean the system is not in operation and will be replaced. Effluent from the buildings is treated on site and the water is used for flushing toilets

8 A distinctive feature of the buildings is the wind cowls on the roofs. These cowls ventilate the houses and recover heat from the air coming out. The roofs are covered by solar panels (to generate electricity) and plants (for insulation and a habitat for wildlife)

9 People separate their waste in their kitchens to make recycling and composting easier. Sixty per cent of waste is recycled, three times the UK average. Residents encourage each other to recycle

10 BedZED has a green transport plan to reduce car mileage. There is a car-sharing club and electric car charging points. Good public transport links and cycle storage spaces are also provided

11 The photographs included in this presentation were taken by Bio Regional. For more information and images of BedZED visit: work/bedzed/ Photo credits

12 Bedzed: your work An exam question from 2010 said “Use one or more named case studies to describe the features of a sustainable settlement.” (8 marks) Read the 4 answers, all of which I gave 8/8

13 What you need to do…. Introduction: What is Bedzed and where is it? Main part: What have they tried to achieve/ how have they tried to achieve it? Split into sections such as: energy, transport, community, housing etc) Conclusion: what do you think of their achievements? Is Bedzed a success? Refer to the evidence you have collected

14 Bedzed General place specific information Social characteristics Environmental characteristics What you need to do…. Complete a spider diagram about Bedzed that will work as a revision resource for you


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