Zero Carbon House
Zero Carbon House
There is a very similar concept of a zero emmission's house called Passive House. Basically, pump the LEED program full of steroids. Here is a company that is doing Passive House construction up in Oregon: Root Design Build, Inc. www.rootdesignbuild.com.
From the page:
We have built a zero carbon house on Britain's most northerly island of Unst, which will bring obvious benefits to the environment. Our carbon neutral home lowers the carbon footprint by producing its own energy and storing it to heat the home. We also use this energy to fuel an electric vehicle for transportation. Food will be grown in hi-tech greenhouses using a hydroponic growing system.
All the best to this project!
Cool idea :) they should come up with a somewhat accessible way to make preexisting houses lessen their carbon footprint too, in my opinion. Solar panels, for example...They're probably not cost-effective enough yet, but it could make a huge difference if people started using them for energy.
From the page: "We have built a zero carbon house on Britain窶s most northerly island of Unst, which will bring obvious benefits to the environment. Our carbon neutral home lowers the carbon footprint by producing its own energy and storing it to heat the home. "
More like this is needed
I'll like one, please?
I agree with posters regarding the value of calling something 'zerocarbon' when the term cannot possibly apply - it does more harm than good to 'the cause'... but - forgetting the misuse of the term, it looks like a pretty cool project. What is the financial cost I wonder?
I wonder if eco homes are less opposed to then eco cars...?
Zero carbon house is a brilliant idea. I'm so glad a lot of people are beginning to become more environmentally-conscious, just acknowledging that we're the ones who destroyed our planet, and taking the stand to try and fix the destruction we made-- is already a huge step forward. Its' terribly sad that the environment is so wrecked, but we never would have seen the error in our ways, if things were any other way. Things have to be broken, before it could be fixed. If we were stagnant, we never would have progressed either. So I think everything thats happening around us is necessary, in order to learn, and be able to progress some more.
We should all aspire to that.
The Zero Carbon House is a low energy demonstration project to show how renewable energy can create a unique living experience on a remote island in a severe climate.