The Zero Carbon principle is about making the buildings we live and work in more energy efficient and carbon neutral. It is using the energy hierarchy to coordinate activity that will reduce energy demand in buildings, use energy efficiently and to power and heat our buildings using a combination of on and off site renewable energy, using fossil fuels only as back up.
Making new buildings energy efficient and carbon-free is the low-hanging fruit – 87% of existing buildings will still be here in 2050, and in Brighton and Hove we have a high proportion of pre-war properties which are traditionally considered the hardest to treat. Zero-Carbon means finding solutions to these challenges, by retrofitting our properties, adopting green-engineering approaches, and ultimately developing a new type of National Grid.
To see commissioned photographer Jason Larkin’s response to this category click here.
Public Submissions at FotoDocument
Each of FotoDocument’s projects includes a public submissions element where members of the public are invited to respond to the themes of the project via a free to enter photography competition. Submissions are judged by industry professionals and quality prizes are given to the competition winners. Submissions are also exhibited via an online gallery. Contributors are advised to refer to the professionally commissioned photo essays within the relevant project for inspiration/ ideas on how to respond to the project themes.
One Planet City: Public Submissions 2014 - 2015
Public submissions responding to the ten sustainability principles of One Planet Living.