Sunday, August 28, 2011

Green Housing

Wired Magazine: The Zero Carbon House:

  1. Water Recycling: Thirty or 40 percent less water use inside, packaged with a gray-water system for flushing toilets and a rainwater-harvesting system.
  2. Solar Panels: Solar on the roof. More indigenous plants instead of lawns
  3. Geothermal Wells
  4. Radiant Heat
  5. Thick Walls
  6. Ultra-Efficient Windows: The real key is the windows. There’s some revolutionary nanotechnology that’s about to go into the glass—different kinds of coatings that make them five to 10 times more energy-efficient than double-paned windows. These windows are as energy-efficient as walls.

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