A partnership between Toronto’s Ryerson University and The Endeavour Centre has come up with a design for a 1,100-square-foot, two-story home that produces zero net carbon emissions and energy use, uses no toxic construction materials, produces no landfill waste, and costs no more to build than a standard home of the same size.
The ZeroHouse “is a fully functional and sustainable home that’s different in what it achieves and how it looks and feels,” The Atmospheric Fund reports.
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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil