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The ZEDbook (Zed Book)

Bill Dunster

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 224

  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis

  • Date Published: Mar 2018

  • Stock Code: 61742

  • ISBN: 9780415391993

  • Binding: Paperback

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While Zero (fossil) Energy Development (ZED) is generally regarded as a positive innovation, in practice this option is not taken up or fully implemented. A planner, councillor, developer, housing association representative, architect, contractor, building component manufacturer and government officer would all have different reasons for not espousing ZED standards for their new-build projects, but the result would be the same. The Zed Book tackles the reasons why this happens, systematically dismantling the defence against its adoption. It explains the principles behind ZED fossil energy development and provides a ZED toolkit of methods and case studies to enable construction professionals and policy makers to realise a ZED build as easily as a conventional scheme.

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About the Author

Bill Dunster

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.

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