Most Earth-Friendly Home Ever Built? | National Geographic

The group Habitat for Humanity is building six homes in Washington, D.C., that are not only affordable but also energy efficient. Known as passive houses, these homes meet rigorous standards through low-energy construction practices and energy-efficient appliances. Whereas the average household in the area spends up to ,500 annually on energy, passive-house owners can expect to reduce those costs by up to 90 percent.
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Experts have come together to visualise what the smart eco home – the Smart E-Home – of the future could look like, complete with smart toilets, living rooms which transform colour, texture and shape via voice-command, community-based electric vehicle car-pooling and living kitchens with hydroponic fruit and veg gardens.

The small steps we are taking now, such as requesting a smart meter, will pave the way for the future Smart E-Home.

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