Beddington Zero Energy Development, United KingdomWhat is the LEED Certification?
Beddington Zero Energy Development, London, United Kingdom
Located in the London Borough of Sutton, north of Hackbridge station, Beddington Zero Energy Development or BedZED was built by the design of architect Bill Dunster. Construction works of the mixed-use green community began in 2000. The project was completed in 2002. It’s a zero energy development, planned to use only renewable sources of energy. Electricity is provided by 777-square-meter solar panels. The triple glazed houses have south facing façades which helps to save energy to a great extent. Other green elements are use of low-impact materials, a wastewater recycling system, waste recycling processes, etc. Water consumption is reduced by 50%. The carbon neutral innovative project has received a number of awards for sustainable design – UK Solar Awards, RIBA journal sustainability award, Housing Design Award, etc. The huge project consists of 1405 –square-meter workspace, 82 houses and 17 apartments. The Development encourages use of public transportation.
By Astghik Atabekyan, www.building.am