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ZEDlife: How to build a low-carbon society today

Author/EditorDunster, Bill (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859469996
Pub Date01/02/2018
BindingPaperback
Pages216
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
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In
his seminal new book, Bill Dunster demonstrates that zero-carbon, zero-waste
design doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag, and is achievable today.
This book presents a range of tools that form key ingredients in a low carbon
society. Focusing on technologies that are already in use, ZEDlife
explores both small-scale ideas (such as shelters and lighting) and large-scale
solutions in buildings and across cities. An essential resource for both
students and practitioners, ZEDlife offers an interdisciplinary approach
to sustainability, making connections to a web of technologies through
full-colour case studies of new build and retrofit projects from across the
globe.

The
argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been
timelier. This book offers a forceful challenge to the status quo and provides
workable, sustainable solutions for zero-carbon, zero-waste design.

In
his seminal new book, Bill Dunster demonstrates that zero-carbon, zero-waste
design doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag, and is achievable today.
This book presents a range of tools that form key ingredients in a low carbon
society. Focusing on technologies that are already in use, ZEDlife
explores both small-scale ideas (such as shelters and lighting) and large-scale
solutions in buildings and across cities. An essential resource for both
students and practitioners, ZEDlife offers an interdisciplinary approach
to sustainability, making connections to a web of technologies through
full-colour case studies of new build and retrofit projects from across the
globe.

The
argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been
timelier. This book offers a forceful challenge to the status quo and provides
workable, sustainable solutions for zero-carbon, zero-waste design.

Bill Dunster OBE is an architect. He founded ZEDfactory in 1999 and in 2010 received an OBE for Services to Sustainable Housing Design. He has taught at the Architectural Association, UCL, Kingston University, Harvard, EPFL in Lausanne, and is currently a Visiting Professor of Zero Carbon Urbanism at UCL and at Cardiff University.

Part I: Introduction A Beginner's Guide to ZEDlife The ZEDlife: A call to engage Part II: The ZEDlife Tools The ZEDroof Solar-charged exchangeable batteries Low carbon transport: The ZEDbike, electric vehicles and the filling stations of the future Building-level energy systems: Air sourced head pumps and solar assisted heating and cooling District-level energy systems and food production Retrofit of existing buildings Rainwater harvesting and water re-use Tool combinations Part III: The ZEDlife in practice The Zero-bills home ZEDpods Shoreham Cement Works Holiday Park Rehousing Somalia's IDPs: From emergency housing to a long-term urban solution AfricaZED Shanghai Expo ZED Pavillion Higher density strategies: living under a park One Planet Business Centre Jingdezhen Ceramic Centre and the urban solar farm BedZED Conclusions

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