Zero Carbon House in Scotland

It hard to think of what system the Zero Carbon House in Scotland doesn't have. Built from timber (low embodied energy, renewable material, local) radiant heating from heat pump source (although I wouldn't think that an air-to-water heat pump would work very well in Scotland), two wind turbines and a Redox fuel cell, (see TreeHugger) with additional storage in the electric car, and food doesn't get more local than having your own heat-pump warmed hydroponic greenhouse for fruit and vegetables. Too bad the house, "a standard design from a timber frame company" is so boring. Why can't a design be as innovative as the systems in it? ::Zero Carbon House

Tags: Scotland | Wind Power

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