Having introduced all the ingredients we look into to achieve a zero carbon life, the next step is to integrate them into the city and apply them to building forms.
We illustrate ways to achieve this, and to build low carbon at high densities in this section...
Different typologies need different low carbon constructional systems
ZEDfactory has masterplanned on various scales, in different countries, with different climates. Each masterplan is a combination of climate, client requirements, local housing markets, current and projected demand and budget. The end goal for all of our masterplans is to produce a place which meets the needs of today's population, without inhibiting the needs of tomorrow's population.
One of ZEDfactory’s biggest UK projects (2002)
Jingdezhen City, China
The architecture and master planning are by ZEDfactory and will be one of the best global examples of low carbon urbanism applied to an interesting and diverse public realm.
Dalian, LIaoning Province
The masterplan consists of a development to accommodate 950+ apartments and more than 350,000 cubic meters of built space on farmers land
Tongshan, Jiangsu Province
This masterplan project is an example of how to design ecotowns for warmer climates
Designing for World Climate Zones
ZEDfactory has substantial experience in designing buildings and cityscapes in many of the world's climate regions. By selecting the most suitable energy strategies, construction methods and renewable technologies, we are able to produce buildings and design urban extensions suitable for a large percentage of the earth's populated area.