"Zero Energy" Homes

Check out this neat article on “zero-energy
that can produce as much electricity as they consume.
Now while
this assumes that you live in a particular climate (e.g., the
Southwest), that includes
some areas most in need of more sustainable design, given California’s
chronic power
shortages and the extended drought the West is experiencing. The
materials are already
on hand and commercially available, so I hope to see more of these
sustainable invents to be used.In reality, the houses don’t always
produce as much
electricity as they use, the savings may still be significant, and the
savings will
no doubt draw more homeowners to this philosophy of design.