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    DescriptionThough few now doubt the severity of the environmental problems faced by humanity there is still resistance from businesses, developers, architects, planners and government when it comes to making the step changes necessary to make our lifestyles sustainable. Based on the experience gained from their involvement in the pioneering Beddington Zero Emission Development (or BedZED) in London, and subsequent innovative schemes, The ZEDbook authors present a bold, coherent and refreshing vision of a low carbon future. In three comprehensive sections, The ZEDbook leads the reader from basic ZEDliving principles through building physics and architectural design details to a carefully selected array of informative case studies. The ZEDbook is a must-have purchase for anyone wanting to make communities and the built environment more sustainable.

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    The ZEDbook
    Solutions for a Shrinking World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Dunster, By (author) Craig Simmons, By (author) Bobby Gilbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415391993
    ISBN 10: 0415391997

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: ARC013000, NAT011000
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 720.472, 721.0467, 720/.472
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    LC classification: TJ808 .D87 2008
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    Thema V1.0: AM
    Illustrations note
    317 colour illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication date
    20 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Bill Dunster formed Bill Dunster architects in 1998. In 2002 he completed the award winning BedZED (Beddington Zero Energy Development), the UK's largest carbon neutral eco-community. The architectural practice now has its own range of low carbon construction products - ZEDfabric - and has recently launched the RuralZED zero carbon self build house kit. Craig Simmons is the co-founder and Technical Director of Best Foot Forward, one of Europe's leading environmental consultancies. In 2005 the company was awarded a Queen's Award for sustainability development. In 2000, Craig co-authored Sharing Nature's Interest - the definitive book on ecological footprinting - and currently sits on the standards committee of the Global Footprint Network. Bobby Gilbert is a mathematician and chartered engineer with 20 years' experience in designing simulation and monitoring systems. He runs his own building physics consultancy and software development business which recently launched 'Carbon Mixer', a software tool already adopted by many local authorities and consultants. Bobby also teaches building physics and simulation on post-graduate courses.
    Review quote
    "A remarkable achievement, both for the initiative it documents - probably the most comprehensive sustainable building system in the UK - and for being a reference manual as at home on the coffee table as it is on the study shelf." Ecologist, April 2008 "This book is at once an instrumental manual and a testament; a roadmap to future success, but also, crucially, a laudable record of what has already been achieved." Ecologist, April 2008
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Introduction Part 1: Principles for ZEDliving 1.1 Make Carbon History 1.2 Design Out Fossil Fuels 1.3 Reduce Demand - Run On Native Renewables 1.4 Enable a High Quality of Life on a LOW Footprint 1.5 The ZEDstandards: A Checklist for ZEDliving Part 2: Designing ZEDs 2.1 A Guide to ZEDstandards 2.2 The ZEDphysics Model 2.3 Characterising a Development for Energy Use and Carbon Emissions 2.4 Characterising a Development for Comfort 2.5 The Effect of Climate 2.6 Building and Upgrading Houses to Zero Carbon Standards 2.7 Achieving Zero Carbon Emissions on a Large Development 2.8 Building Fabric and Insulation 2.9 ZEDfactory Wind Cowl Passive Heat Recovery Ventilation System 2.10 Passive Solar Design 2.11 Thermal Mass 2.12 Overheating Risk Assessment 2.13 Low and Zero Carbon Heating and Hot Water 2.14 Low Energy Air-Conditioning, Dehumidification and Cooling 2.15 Providing a Renewable eEectricity Supply Part 3: Case Studies RuralZED. SuburbanZED. Live/WorkZED. UrbanZED. CityZED. ZEDquarter