5 Case study: sustainable living What to learnLO: To create a case study to show how it is possible to live sustainably.Starter: What does the term ‘sustainable’ mean?
6 Case study: sustainable living What to learnLO: To create a case study to show how it is possible to live sustainably.Starter: What does the term ‘sustainable’ mean?Answer: Good for the environment and fair for local people.
7 Sustainable Community A community which is designed to have minimal impacts on the environment. Such communities may make use of energy efficiency, renewable technologies and also make use of local employment and services to reduce the impacts of commuting.Topic: Climate Change
9 Carbon NeutralA product or development (such as a housing estate) that does not add any extra carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere over its lifetime.Topic: Climate Change
10 BedZED claims to be the UK’s largest sustainable community 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.
11 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 rentPhoto: Bio Regional
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 A distinctive feature of the buildings is the wind cowls on the roofs 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)
16 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
17 BedZED has a green transport plan to reduce car mileage 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
18 Activities to help you learn Why we need BedZed 3:47 minutesTurn to page 44 in the textbookUse a 1/2 page or more to display the features of a sustainable community.Set your work out how you will best be able to revise from it.You have 10 minutes
19 Activities to help you learn Sustainable water management 4:15 minutesWrite a short paragraph to explain how BedZed sustainably uses water.Water StressWhen not all people have access to clean water.
20 Activities to help you learn Energy efficiency 4:45 minutesWrite a short paragraph to explain how BedZed sustainably uses energy.
21 Activities to help you learn Lessons learned and the future 4:32 minutesJust watch and listen to the film.
22 Beddington Zero Energy Development or BedZed case study
23 Example exam question“Use one or more named case studies to describe the features of a sustainable settlement.” (6 marks)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
24 Homework taskDesign a completely sustainable house. Annotate this house to show all of the ways in which it is sustainable.Consider:WaterWasteEnergyFood