The ZEB Pilot House is an initiative by the architecture firm Snohetta, which offers an example for an abode that produces more energy than it uses.
A lot of times eco-friendly houses are able to meet a balance between lowering the amount of pollution put in the air by have an able which helps to reduce this, but this is one of the few designs that actually has energy left to spare. According to DesignBoom, "the project utilizes passive and active strategies to accomplish the desired performance aims, while simultaneously focusing on emotive comfort and sense of well being to maintain the non-quantifiable qualities of a home."
If these types of abodes can become more accessible, the possibilities of harnessing this extra energy for other causes is limitless and exciting.
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