Zero Energy House Design by Zoka Zola

This "zero energy" house is scheduled to be built this year by Zoka Zola, a design firm in Chicago. Named the "Glass & Bedolla House", it will be situated 3 miles west of the Chicago Loop. The aim was to create a self-sustaining, single-family urban home. As you might expect, solar heating, PV panels and geothermal systems will be put to use. In the summer, the operable windows allow cross ventilation. Bathrooms are stacked and ventilated as an isolated area of higher moisture and heat. The living and dining spaces are located on the west side of building, where one can enjoy the last rays of the evening sun after work. :: Zoka Zola via Inhabitat