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Lessons to be learnt from BedZed

by mel starrs on May 30, 2006

in Case Studies


BedZed, Bill Dunster’s pioneering zero-carbon development has been beset by a number of well publicised problems in delivering the vision. For the full details see the piece in the Guardian. The most interesting point to me is that the development has been a success ‘socially’ – always one of the hardest aspects of sustainability to ‘manufacture’.

I’m not going to bash Bill Dunster – his vision is laudible, and rather than rip apart the things the design could have done better, I would urge anyone instead to learn from the mistakes he made and not repeat them.