[Pl61] Development Guidelines & Regulations

AUTHOR: Natalia Andriotis

London Climate Change Partnership
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CO2 emissions predictions CO2 emissions
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CROSSLINKS:

Database:
[061][062][063]
[064][065][Ag61]
[In61][In62]
Prototypes:
[UCS]
Scenario Games: Action Plan:
[AP61]
External:

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ACTORS/AGENTS
London Climate Change Partnership
Greater London Authority
Mayor of London
Government Office for London
Environment Agency
Thames Water
Transport fro London
DEFRA
Local Councils
Housing Corporations
Developers
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DESCRIPTION
As we strive to become more energy independent and environmentally proactive, it is imperative that we implement new consumption practices that rely less on fossil fuels and more on cleaner, greener sources of homegrown energy. All new developments should make a contribution to mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. This needs to be done by adopting sustainable design and construction measures and prioritising renewable energy generation.

Adopting sustainable design and construction measures:
• design and locate for a development’s life time
• give an incentive for use of new technologies
• procure/use more sustainable materials
• manage flood risk and surface run off
• minimise overheating
• minimise waste movement
• refine the building regulations
• minimise energy use and encourage use of renewable energy

Tackling climate change at home:
• reduce, reuse and recycle waste, rainwater harvesting, and grey and black water recycling [In61], [In62]

Enforcement of new laws and regulations
• adaptation into all London policy frameworks
• adaptation into local planning authority operations
• adaptation into existing buildings as well as new developments
• increase awareness
• rebates and incentives for climate change adaptation
• building regulations

Carbon Compensation Regulation:
An example of one such rule that can be enforced would relate to new development and the incorporation of new technologies such as the Urban Carbon Sink [UCS]. This regulation would consider the scale of the new development and its relative carbon emissions. These would need to be compensated for with the integration of some form of new technology such as the [UCS]. The regulations would take into consideration issues such as:
• rate of emissions in relation to the rate of absorption
• the rate of absorption should be bigger than the rate of emission
• new technologies being incorporated into the building become the greater part of a long term investment
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RESEARCH AGENDA
To determine a formula which can be applied to new and existing developments in relation to CO2 emissions and capture.

To identify key targets for application of new technologies in relation to proposed new developments.