21CD twenty-first century development

ZAC de Bonne

Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

ZAC de Bonne is a former military brownfield site that was developed to become a sustainable neighborhood. The development creates a comprehensive sustainable community that conserves resources and promotes accessibility for all generations. 

Size:

8.5 acres, 850 homes

Dates:

2004-2014

Project Team:

Devillers et Associés

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: Promote biodiversity.

Strategies: Performed an environmental assessment of the site, 12 acres of parks, pesticide free landscaping practices, green roofs.

Transportation

Goals: Promote accessibility and public transportation for all.

Strategies: Walking paths internal to the development, near tram and bus lines, incentives for car sharing, bicycle paths, reserved car pool parking spaces, recharging stations for electric vehicles.

Water

Water

Goals: Conservation.

Strategies: Water conservation through: efficient appliances, real-time monitoring of water consumption that warns if consumption reaches unusual levels, retention of storm water through green roofs.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Carbon footprint assessment during design and optimizing construction, review of communities energy efficiency, passive solar design, geothermal, district heating, compactness of buildings, solar PV, combined heat and power for 450 units, sunshine studies of development for daylighting of buildings and parks, monitoring to improve energy efficiency.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Public access to streets, human scale design, involvement of community, website detailing the development, access to services, shopping and commercial areas included in development.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Material selection with environmental and health product declarations forms (FDES), selection of low VOC products.

Waste

Goals: Efficiency management of construction waste.

Strategies: Construction waste diversion through sorting recycling and reusing materials, waste sorting facilities.

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Sources: ecoquartier-strasbourg.net  |  observatoire.pcet-ademe.fr  |  logement.gouv.fr

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.