Eco-Bicester wins Energy-Smart Municipalities Ace Award


The Eco-Bicester programme run by Cherwell District Council, with Bioregional, voted best in Europe.

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Bicester, Oxfordshire UK

We’re helping to build the UK’s first eco-town setting new standards in sustainability. We’re doing this through a long-term partnership…

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UK

One of Bioregional’s longest-running and most important partnerships is with B&Q, the first One Planet Company. We’re entrusted with reviewing…

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The Eco-Bicester programme run by Cherwell District Council, with Bioregional, has won a prestigious European energy award after being nominated by the National Energy Foundation earlier this year.
It scooped the ACE Award Overall Winner in the category Energy Smart Municipalities. The energy-saving Eco-Bicester programme combines a town-wide energy efficiency programme with the building of a new 6,000 home eco town - the only true zero carbon large scale housing development in the UK. Work began this year on the first ‘Exemplar’ phase of the eco-town with 393 homes, one of Bioregional’s nine One Planet Communities. The energy Read More
BedZED stars on BBC 2
BedZED, Bioregional’s home, has had a starring role in BBC 2’s Great Interior Design Challenge this month. Three talented designers Read More
Biodiversity takes centre stage as construction begins at Villages Nature
Following a decade of using the One Planet Principles through its design and planning stages, construction has started on-site at Read More
New Life for Old Woodlands
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