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The argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been timelier, while the mainstream has largely abandoned or neglected this agenda: in the UK the recent mandatory zero-carbon performance targets for new homes have been postponed or forgotten at a time when thousands of new homes will be built, and there is already a shortage of electric generating capacity. This book offers a forceful challenge to the current addiction to overconsumption of natural capital and energy, and provides workable, sustainable solutions for zero-carbon, zero-waste design.
Introduction: The ZEDlife - a call to engage Understanding which tool to apply where? The ZEDlife tools: Tool 1: Roof integrated BIPV panel with integrated daylight system: the Solar canopy roof structure and Solar Tree Tool 2: Solar charged exchangeable batteries Tool 3: Low carbon transport: the ZEDbike and micro electric vehicles Tool 4: The filling station of the future Tool 5: Building level energy systems: Air Sourced Heat Pumps and solar assisted heating and cooling Tool 6: District level energy systems Tool 7: Retrofit adaption of existing buildings Tool 8: Rainwater Harvesting & Water Re-use Tool Combinations: the ZEF (Zero Fossil Energy Farm), ZEDstreet and ZED commercial Case Studies – Applying the Tools Case Study 1: The Zero Bills Home Case study 2: ZEDpods Case study 3: Shoreham Cement Works Case study 4: Rehousing Somalia’s IDP’s Case study 5: AfricaZED Case study 6: Shanghai EXPO ZED Pavilion Case study 7: Shan Chuan Village Water Treatment Museum Living under a Park – higher density strategies Case study 8: GS Korea Case study 9: One Planet Business Centre Case study 10: Dalian Eco Town Case study 11: Elion Eco Town Case study 12: Jingdezhen Ceramic Centre Case Study13: BedZED Conclusion: BedZED 15 years on