10 Jun 2015
Created via a partnership between the University of California (Davis) and vehicle manufacturer Honda, this zero-net energy home is heated and cooled by the earth and also generates enough power from solar energy to run a car and feed energy back into the grid. Scientists took local weather conditions into account when designing the house to optimise heating and cooling. It boasts some of the most cutting edge energy efficiency solutions to date. The project’s collaborators intend to make their research data available to the public so that people are able to incorporate elements into the planning and design of their own homes.
Al Jazeera ‘s TechKnow contributors, Cara Santa Maria and Phil Torres, spent a night at the zero-net energy house to bring you the low down on the future of energy efficient living.
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