Wired Magazine: The Zero Carbon House:
- Water Recycling: Thirty or 40 percent less water use inside, packaged with a gray-water system for flushing toilets and a rainwater-harvesting system.
- Solar Panels: Solar on the roof. More indigenous plants instead of lawns
- Geothermal Wells
- Radiant Heat
- Thick Walls
- 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.