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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

by , 10/04/10

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Inside, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, energy monitoring, daylighting, and a specialized recycling and waste management system help to reduce the environmental impact of the family. The family chosen for the experiment will also receive a Volvo Electric C30 that can be fully charged in 8 hours using the home’s solar panels and a home charging connection made by Vattenvall.

During the experiment, the family is expected to go about their normal day-to-day lives including work and school, and they will be interviewed and filmed about their experiences. The goal of the project is to reduce the average Swede’s carbon emissions from six to eight tonnes of CO2 per year down to just one tonne by placing the family in an energy-smart house, with an electric vehicle and a source of clean electricity. Do you think you have what it takes to live a One Tonne Life?

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Via Treehugger

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