Saturday, April 05, 2008

Lessons to be learned from Scotland's eco-village

Across the world, developers are getting in on the act with eco-towns and even the first eco-city, Dongtan, on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.In the UK, existing eco-developments are much smaller in scale, such as the 82 carbon-zero homes at Bedzed, Wallington, in Surrey, where the houses were built with roof gardens, solar power, low energy consumption and waste water recycling.In Scotland, the eco-village at Findhorn, near Inverness, has not been built as a single development with an overarching plan but as a series of home with elements of ecological design.