Figure 1: Bedzed Home Design Sustainability Elements


BedZED stands for Beddington Zero (fossil) Energy Development and was UK’s first large-scale carbon neutral or zero fossil energy development, aiming to meet all its energy demands from renewable energy generated on sites. It is one of the UK’s largest mixed use sustainable communities, and was:

  • initiated by BioRegional    an award-winning social enterprise which establishes sustainable businesses and works with partners around the world to demonstrate that a sustainable future is attractive and affordable.
  • in partnership with The Peabody Trust and
  • designed with Bill Dunster Architects.

BedZED is now home to around 220 residents living in 100 houses and apartments. In addition there is 2,500 m2 of commercial, which is home to BioRegional’s offices and community space.