Energy efficiency is central to sustainability, but ZZA champions a wider perspective. Our work with progressive clients like Parabola at Kings Place and Hines at Fort Halstead is geared at optimising commercial, usage and social value.

ZZA has had extensive engagement with ‘green and intelligent’ thinking in Asia – including successive expert deliberations of PR China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and co-leading the Urban Planning and Design stream of the UK-China study to Progress Eco-city Policies into Mainstream Chinese Practice.

Academic activity includes Ziona’s lecturing to University of Hong Kong’s Masters in Interdisciplinary Design Management, the Masters in Intelligent Design for the Built Environment at Cambridge University, and the National Association of Built Environment Quality In Brazil. Her chapter in the foundational textbook on Intelligent Buildings focuses on ‘The Culture of Living and Working’. The update, ‘The Changing Culture of Living and Working: Physical and Virtual Modalities’, describes the profound influence of evolving technology on intelligent design and use. She has presented numerous papers on tall buildings and sustainability, including ‘Tall Building Design and Sustainable Urbanism: London as Crucible’.

Ziona was on the steering committee to develop the SKA Rating System, and actively engaged in the Ecological Sequestration Trust’s early mission to measure resource flows using an agent-based model in India, Africa, China, India and Europe.


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