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Zero-Carbon Developments

Achieving zero net emissions and seeking to stabilise the climate change-related impact of the built environment requires long-term planning, as well as a contextual sensitivity to people and place. Zero carbon developments have the ability to reduce operational consumption through passive lean design and then off-set such energy and consumption through on-site, renewable, energy generation. We consider time-tested passive environmental design principles with a particular consideration given to their past cultural origins. This supports our expertise in new technologies and strategies for implementing zero carbon design in different climatic zones, and how such strategies can be scalable from the micro-scale of a residence to the macro-scale of a community.