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Zero-Emissions Home, UK by nataliemikosz
September 3, 2008, 3:55 pm
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The Kingspan Off-Site’s Lighthouse design is an example of a zero-emissions home design in the UK that was unveiled in 2007.  It utilizes (1) a wind catcher for summer ventilation, (2) photovoltaic panels for hot water and electricity, (3) a high level of wall insulation, and (4) a biomass boiler.  The house would cost about 40% more than an average house of the same size, but will save tremendously in operating costs, which will over-time cancel out the initial pricetag. 

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