Gallery: Ultra-Efficient Danish Home Produces More Energy Than It Needs

This striking modern home located near Aarhus in Denmark packs an amazing array of green building strategies into a small footprint, allowing it to actually produce more power than it consumes. Designed and built to be super energy-efficient, smart, eco-friendly, and powered by the sun, the zero-plus Home For Life is an experiment in creating the sustainable house of the future. A family has been living in the home now for 14 months and reporting on their activities and the home's performance in order to improve the design for future iterations.

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  1. manny August 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    The energy used in building is as important as that used once it is built. A zero-energy house can use 30 years’ worth of energy to build because it uses materials such as steel, concrete and plastic

  2. ines p August 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Great experiment. It would be very good if they would translate some of this family’s thoughts also in Enghlish. So we would also understand their experience.

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