UK eco-village wins worldwide reputation

The largest eco-village in the UK, Beddington Zero Energy Development, or BedZed, has won global recognition. The largest example of a sustainable community in the UK was voted to be […]

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By Janet Knight

The largest eco-village in the UK, Beddington Zero Energy Development, or BedZed, has won global recognition.

The largest example of a sustainable community in the UK was voted to be among the five most important green buildings constructed since 1980, according to 150 green building experts, including architects.

The survey, conducted by Lance Hosey for Architect magazine, put BedZed fourth for the way the houses are designed to reduce heating and water wastage, while residents make sustainable lifestyle choices, such as driving less. The Adam Joseph Lewis Centre for Environmental Studies in Oberlin, Ohio, which came out top.