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Town planning

City of Beddington

Beddington Zero Energy Development is the UK’s largest mixed use sustainable community. The community comprises 50% housing for sale, 25% key worker shared ownership and 25% social housing for rent.

Solar energy is used in different ways. On one hand there are different orientations for the varying uses of homes and workspaces. Spaces for working are orientated to the north ; homes are largely facing to the south.

Dwellings are arranged in south facing terraces with triple storey conservatories harnessing passive solar heat gain. Each terrace block sits in a jacket of 300mm of insulation. The southern elevation consists of two skins of double-glazing. Glazing on all other elevations is kept to a minimum and is triple-glazed.

For more information : BedZED

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