Zero is the new hundred. Designing and operating a home that generates as much energy as it uses used to be a theoretical concept. Now it’s becoming a reality. Some homes are also catching as much water as they use. Pricey? Sure. But not as pricey as you might think. We’ll discuss real homes that are pushing the boundary of what is possible in efficient living with no reduction in comfort.
San Francisco aims to produce zero waste by 2020. Is that really possible in a city with a booming economy and growing population? The city is ahead of the curve but policy, culture and psychology need to come together to reach the finish line. Other cities and universities are getting into the act and shaping the habits of big institutions and future generations.